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I hopped behind the wheel of an EV for the first time and drove to Spokane. Here’s what I learned.

The light turns green as I idle – well, not exactly idle, but sit – in a City-issued, all-electric Toyota bZ4x on the corner of 6th and Cherry in downtown Seattle. I press on the accelerator and the car shoots forward with a surprising amount of torque. It’s my first… [ Keep reading ]

City Light Commissions Study to Explore Impacts of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

School shuttles, delivery vans, recycling trucks, and public transit buses are the next wave of electric vehicles to be hitting our roads. Reduced costs, ambitious policies, and advances in technology are driving forces behind the electrification of medium-and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs). Their adoption is expected to increase dramatically over the… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

Enthusiasm for EVs high at Electric Car Guest Drive

On September 23, as a kickoff to National Drive Electric Week, Seattle City Light sponsored an Electric Car Guest Drive at South Seattle College. During the event, attendees were able to test drive a variety of electric vehicles and learn about charging options at home, work, and in public. The… [ 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 ]

Seattle City Light Joins EPRI Initiative to Support Widescale National EV Rollout

Earlier this month, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced EVs2Scale2030™, a three-year initiative designed to support the widescale rollout of electric vehicles (EV). As one of the founding electric companies behind the initiative, Seattle City Light is excited to join hundreds of stakeholders in this effort to plan 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 ]