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A Buying Guide for Used EVs

If the cost of a brand-new car might not be in your budget right now, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of the electrical vehicle game. In this installment of our EV series, we take a look at the pros and cons of buying a used EV and what to… [ Keep reading ]

Building on Our Clean Energy Foundation

Did you know buildings in Seattle generate more than a third of the city’s total emissions? Natural gas, oil, and other fossil fuels that power furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and more create climate pollution. Fortunately, City Light’s electricity comes from renewable sources. When our customers switch to powering their homes and… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Auto Show Electrifies the Public

This past weekend, Lumen Field Event Center was buzzing with excitement. The Seattle Auto Show brought together all major auto brands to show off their latest models, including all electric vehicles (EV) and electric plug-in hybrids. There were also classic cars on display to bring some nostalgia to the show… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Generations Plans to Shrink Carbon Footprint With a New Fleet of Electric Vehicles

Sound Generations, a local Seattle non-profit, is planning to go electric in its community outreach. After working with Seattle City Light to conduct a comprehensive assessment of its fleet, Sound Generations is on its way to decrease operational expenses and shrink its carbon footprint. The Road to Electrification Sound Generations… [ Keep reading ]

I’ve Bought an EV – Now What?

Purchasing a new vehicle takes into consideration a lot of personal factors. Lots of people are interested in purchasing an EV, but those same people have concerns around cost, range, and available charging locations that keep them on the fence. At this point in our series on electric vehicles, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know About EV Charging?

There are lots of reasons to drive an electric vehicle (EV). They’re less expensive to operate and better for our health. They’re better for the environment, especially when they’re powered by renewable energy sources like Seattle City Light’s hydroelectric dams. Plus, they’re just fun to drive. Another reason to get an… [ Keep reading ]

Solar Power Is Viable in the PNW

The Pacific Northwest isn’t the first place you think of when solar energy for the home comes to mind. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that Seattle averages 164 sunny or partly sunny days per year. We see more hours of daylight on those days, increasing the potential for… [ Keep reading ]

What Do I Need to Know Before Shopping for an EV?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have rapidly improved in availability, charging speed, and cost. As more measures aimed at increasing the number of EVs on the road come into effect, EVs are now an attractive and competitive option for most new and used car buyers. However, many of us still have a… [ Keep reading ]

Updates on Seattle’s Clean Transportation Electrification Blueprint

Transportation is the primary contributor to greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in Seattle. Pollution from transportation degrades air and water quality, all of which disproportionately harm our Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. Seattle City Light is committed to reducing climate pollution in the transportation sector. To accomplish… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Toward a Greener Port With Shore Power

Summer is cruise ship season, which means more ships are spending time in port preparing for their next departure, running their engines to provide the energy they need to operate onboard services — and emitting greenhouse gases. However, a series of projects are underway to make the Port of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]