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News September 16, 2022

HopeWorks and PUD unveil new EV chargers

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HopeWorks and PUD unveil new EV chargers

Photo, Left to Right: Nick Manning, Department of Commerce; Suzy Oversvee, PUD; Commissioner Sid Logan, PUD; CEO/General Manager John Haarlow, PUD; CEO Fred Safstrom, HopeWorks and Housing Hope; COO Renata Maybruck, HopeWorks; Paul Roberts, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board; Brea Armbruster, HopeWorks

Snohomish PUD and HopeWorks unveiled two new electric vehicle (EV) chargers at a celebratory ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Sept. 15, at HopeWorks Station, 3331 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201.

The PUD partnered with HopeWorks Social Enterprises to install two new electric vehicle chargers, supplementing an existing charger at the newly constructed HopeWorks Station. The PUD installation included one public EV fast charger and one Level 2 charger for public, residents and staff use.

HopeWorks will offer free charging for the month of October. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the charging opportunity when visiting Kindred Kitchen and RENEW Home and Décor.

“We’re proud of our continued partnership with the PUD, and the growth of our EV charging program to help expand our region’s charging network and impact on our environment,” said Renata Maybruck, COO of HopeWorks Social Enterprises.

The project received funding from Washington state’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF). The CEF, which is managed by the Washington State Department of Commerce, contributed $135,582 to the project. The total cost of the project is approximately $150,000.

“The funding we received from the Department of Commerce’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF) has allowed us to partner with HopeWorks to install EV chargers that support local residents, visitors to our region and our local economy,” said John Haarlow, CEO/General Manager of Snohomish County PUD.

These projects align with the PUD’s Electric Transportation Strategy goals, the City of Everett’s Climate Action Plan and HopeWorks’ sustainability and equity goals.