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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.  

Interested in buying an electric vehicle? Join TPU for fun, free events this summer. Learn about EVs and test drive the latest models.

  • July 21: Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event 

LeMay–America’s Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will a variety of full battery electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars, and electric bikes to test drive, along with electric vehicle experts to answer all of your questions. Learn about the carbon reduction benefits of driving electric, how to charge an electric vehicle, and meet others who are enthusiastic about a clean powered future. Test drives will be first-come, first served. Must be over 21 years old and show valid driver’s license and car insurance to test drive a vehicle.

  • Sept 8: National Drive Electric Week event 

Downtown Steilacoom, 1700 Lafayette St, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Sept 15:  Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event 

LeMay–America’s Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

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.

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