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Public Electric Vehicle Charging

LIMITED-TIME OFFERS

Due to an enthusiastic community response, this program now has a wait list for funding.

To ensure funding availability for our current applicants, we will evaluate summitted applications before accepting new projects. You can join our wait list and be informed of community EV charging funding in the future.

Join the wait list

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations can help you turn your business into a destination for EV drivers and offer an amenity to your employees and customers. EV chargers also show the community and your patrons your commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

For more information about electric vehicles, visit MyTPU.org/EV.

Funding amounts to support electric vehicle charging projects within the City of Tacoma are subject to change.

  • Receive funds to cover up to 80% of your project cost when you install public Level 2 EV charging stations.
  • Receive funds when you buy EV supply equipment (EVSE) for use within the City of Tacoma.
  • Get a FREE assessment to determine whether our utility infrastructure is equipped to handle increased electric loads from new chargers.

If your project site is located within the City of Tacoma and in one of these historically underinvested areas: 98465 (east of S. Jackson Ave), 98418, 98409, 98408, 98404, 98402 (south of Division), 98444, 98445 and 98405 (east of Cedar), your project qualifies for:

  • Up to 80% or $16,000 of the project installation and equipment costs (maximum of two EVSE ports)
  • Up to 100% or $25,000 of utility infrastructure upgrade costs
  • And up to $2,000 for each additional EV charging port

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If your project site is located within the City of Tacoma, but is located outside of the above zip codes it qualifies for:

  • Up to 60% or $12,000 of the cost for project installation and equipment costs (maximum of two EVSE ports)
  • Up to 100% or $25,000 of utility infrastructure upgrade costs
  • Up to $2,000 for each additional EV charging port

Other points to consider

Qualities of ideal EV charging station sites:

  • Serves multiple audiences (employees, public, fleet, etc.)
  • Located near public restrooms or amenities like coffee shops, grocery stores, entertainment, and parks
  • Located in a City of Tacoma Business District
  • Located near a freeway or main highway, as a destination charging location

How to start your project

Visit MyTPU.org/EVs for FAQs, savings calculators, more information about EVs and charging.

We received  funding to support EV charging projects in the City of Tacoma. Funds support the installation of public EV charging stations, EV charging at multifamily properties, and charging for electric cargo and material handling equipment. Funding is limited and will expire on December 15, 2021.

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