Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Electric vehicles are a clean alternative to traditional vehicles – especially when the electricity that fuels them comes from renewables like the hydroelectricity Tacoma Power provides our customers.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Tacoma Power customers who are interested in lowering their carbon footprint by switching to electric vehicles have an advantage over residents in other parts of our region. Tacoma Power’s electricity comes from 89% hydroelectricity from local dams and is 96% carbon free. When you switch to an electric vehicle that uses electricity from Tacoma Power, you’ll significantly lower your carbon footprint.
Save on Fuel Costs
You’ll also save money on fuel costs. In Washington, it costs an average of $0.86 per gallon to fuel an EV (when translating the energy content of electricity to gallons of gas). Our rates are lower in Tacoma, so it’s even cheaper. Compare this to an average of $2.80 per gallon for gas in Tacoma and the savings add up fast.
Looking for other ways to lower your carbon footprint or save energy?
- Enroll in Tacoma Power’s renewable energy program, Evergreen Options
- Participate in conservation programs that save electricity and water