Drive Electric Washington is seeking new advisory board members. Please submit your application if you are interested in this opportunity. The Advisory Board meets quarterly and serves as a sounding board to the Board of Directors. As an Advisory Board member, you may be contacted by the Board of Directors to provide input as we engage with legislators, state and local agencies, and the general public. We may ask you to participate in our speakers’ bureau or provide information on a local level. If you have experience or interest in transportation electrification, please consider applying for this important role in our organization.
The transition to electric transportation continues to accelerate. The 2021 State Energy Strategy estimates that one million internal combustion vehicles need to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to meet the state’s target for reducing greenhouse gases. By 2035 all new car sales will need to be electric.
How will charging/fueling infrastructure develop and change during that time? How can the state optimize the use of public dollars?
To help answer these questions, in spring 2021 the state legislature directed the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to develop a public mapping and forecasting tool to support forecasted levels of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption and use across Washington (HB 1287). With teams from UW and WSU, WSDOT is preparing information about the scope, cost and schedule for tool development. They are requesting early input from stakeholders interested in the development and use of this new online tool. The results of these efforts will be shared with legislators in time for their next session.
Attend a public listening session to learn about the new tool and offer your ideas: Wednesday, December 1, from 2 to 4 pm Monday, December 6, from 1 to 3 pm Monday, December 13, from 4 to 6 pm Register today! (click the session you prefer from the dropdown list)
If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, please share your ideas for making this tool successful using this convenient online response form.