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West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

While the bulk of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold today have a range of less than 100 miles, that doesn't stop some owners from using them for longer trips. The secret is to use DC quick-charging stations, which can recharge an electric car's battery pack to about 80 percent of... read more

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Dignitaries at Electric Highway charging station site in Bellingham, WA; photo: Washington State DoT

Fees Start April 1 On WA Electric Highway: Same Price As Gas?

All good things must come to an end--and it seems that applies to free DC quick-charging for electric cars along the Northwest's innovative Electric Highway. For the past... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Home Depot To Refund Taxes To Electric-Car Charging Station Buyers

Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such... read more May 20, 2013 by  4


 
Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, speaking about EV tourism at a TEDx conference in Olympia, WA

Electric Vehicle Tourism Sparks Washington State: TEDx Video

Back in February, the folks at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington hosted a TEDx conference. One of the event's speakers was Ron Johnston-Rodriguez... read more May 9, 2013 by  6


 
Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

A Reminder: WA Electric Car Owners Pay $100 Tax From 2013

If you live in Washington State, the cost of driving an electric car is set to go up in February next year. Not by a lot, it has to be said--but in an effort to get electric... read more December 26, 2012 by  19


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

Why Washington State Residents Could Lose Out On Electric Cars

The ease of buying an electric car has long depended on where in the U.S. you live. Carmakers carefully consider demand and local incentives and regulations before offering... read more December 4, 2012 by  8


 
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GM to Washington State: Don’t Pass Electric Vehicle Taxation Law

For the past year, the state of Washington has been examining the possibility of putting a $100 annual surcharge on electric vehicle registrations. A contentious issue, the... read more March 15, 2012 by  13


 
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