Snohomish PUD To Host Electric Vehicle Show In Everett Saturday

September 28, 2022


An EV from the PUD fleet at one of the charging stations at their Everett HQ

If you’d like to get a close up look at a variety of electric vehicles including an electric pickup truck, talk with an owner of an electric car or learn how much it costs to put an electric vehicle charger in your home then you’ll want to stop by the Snohomish County PUD Headquarters in downtown Everett this Saturday. Here’s more.

Snohomish County PUD is partnering with Snohomish County Electric Vehicle Association to host an electric vehicle (EV) car show on Oct. 1 from noon to 3 p.m. The car show will be held in the north parking lot of the PUD’s headquarters at 2320 California St., in downtown Everett.

A variety of electric vehicles will be on display, including a Ford F-150 Lightning, an electric bus and the PUD’s Kia Niro. Visitors will be able to chat with EV owners, ask questions and take a tour of vehicles.

PUD representatives will be on hand to discuss the utility’s own EV initiatives, as well as information on home charging, driving ranges and federal and local incentives for electric vehicle ownership. The event is free of charge and customers do not need to own an EV to attend. EV owners who wish to be a part of the event can register their EV for the event here.

Last week, Snohomish County Council passed a resolution recognizing Oct. 1 as Drive Electric Day in Snohomish County. The car show is also part of National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 23 to Oct. 2), a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. This is one of several local events to celebrate EVs throughout the week.

In 2020, the PUD’s Board of Commissioners adopted its Electric Transportation Plan, which aims to optimize the PUD’s grid for transportation electrification and enable customer adoption. The multi-year plan includes investments in infrastructure, customer incentive opportunities and public outreach to promote clean transportation.
As part of that plan, the PUD recently partnered with the city of Everett to install two EV fast chargers at its headquarters. The chargers will be available for attendees to use during the event.

Electric vehicles charged in the PUD’s service area run on some of the cleanest power in the nation. With most of its energy coming from renewable and affordable hydropower, the PUD’s fuel mix, on average, is made up of more than 97% carbon-free energy.

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