The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to develop and launch an electric vehicle (EV) charger incentive program for communities across the state.
The Washington Electric Vehicle Charging Program (WAEVCP) offers $64 million in rebates to install Level 2 and DC fast chargers in rural and urban publicly accessible locations and tribal communities and at multifamily housing, schools and government facilities and fleet depots.
The program prioritizes reducing geographic and income inequalities in EV charging accessibility, with a goal to direct 40% of program funding for installations in overburdened and vulnerable communities.
CSE’s role is to assist with program design, including incentive structure, eligibility requirements and environmental justice objectives, develop a program website, conduct technical assistance and outreach, and assist with application review. Project partners will help with technical assistance and outreach to key groups, including tribal, overburdened and vulnerable communities.