Pierce County is driving positive change with the installation of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations available for public use on Pierce County government campuses. The Level 2 units work for Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and all other electric cars that use the J1772 standard.
More Options, Less Pollution - Public EV Charging Stations
EV charging stations for public use are located in the Blue Lot adjacent to the new jail, outside of the County-City Building's second floor entrance and at the Annex near the LESA Communications tower. All of these units were funded through a grant from Western Washington Clean Cities as part of their Petroleum Reduction Program. Cost for use of the chargers is free however parking fees still apply. The chargers shut off automatically when a battery is fully charged.
Leading by Example - County Use EV Charging Stations
Three EV charging stations are located outside of the County-City Building in downtown Tacoma, exclusively for county use, in order to support the addition of three Nissan Leafs to the county fleet. The county use stations are funded through grants by ECOtality as part of the EV Project, an initiative helping reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources.
Zero emission electric vehicles help the county work towards cleaner air and water goals. The cars represent a good taxpayer investment too, through higher resale values. Long-term budgeting is improved since electricity prices are less volatile than gas, and maintenance costs (such as no oil changes) are reduced.
Pierce County and Public EV Charging Station Locations
EV Charging Stations at the County-City Building Campus