Washington Electric Vehicle Charging Program


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.


Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Deploy EV charging infrastructure throughout Washington focusing on incentivizing installations at multifamily housing, publicly accessible sites and tribal communities to improve air quality and environmental health.

CSE's Role

Program design

Project management

Reporting and coordination

Technology and knowledge transfer

Outreach and technical assistance


Electric Vehicles (EVs)
EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

Washington State Department of Commerce – Client

Cyan Strategies – Program Design and Outreach

Energy Northwest – Outreach and Technical Assistance

Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition – Outreach and Technical Assistance

STRUO Strategies – Environmental Justice Assessment, Outreach, and Technical Assistance

The Whitener Group – Outreach and Technical Assistance

State Policies Supported

Washington Environmental Justice Law (Healthy Environment for All or HEAL Act)

Washington Growth Management Act


Impact Statement

Accelerate electric vehicle adoption by deploying EV charging infrastructure throughout the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality with a focus on addressing geographic and income inequities by prioritizing installations in overburdened communities.