Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Electric Vehicles

In the next decade, thousands of families in Snohomish County will purchase an electric vehicle. EVs have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels as utilities move toward greater use of green energy sources.

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We are here to help you learn about EVs:

  • The PUD can help customers determine options for charging stations. Chargers range from 120-volt to 480-volt stations. The smaller 120-volt station (standard wall outlet) takes 12-24 hours to charge a vehicle, while the larger charger can charge about 80 percent of a vehicle in about 10 minutes.
  • When considering what type of charger to install, customers should consider the distance they will be driving their vehicle and their preferences about the timing of charging it.
  • Customers need to work with an electrician and the PUD to determine their electrical needs and ensure their charger is properly wired. It’s also critical that they work with their installer to learn how to operate it correctly with safety in mind.
  • Customers purchasing an EV need to contact their local city planning department to obtain any required permits. The state has developed model ordinances for municipal governments to help guide this process.
  • The PUD asks customers to fill out our new service application form (listed to the right) and contact the utility if they’re considering the purchase of an electric vehicle so that the utility can plan appropriately for electrical needs in their neighborhood.

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