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Electric vehicles are a smart choice.

Electric Vehicles (EV) Cost Less to Operate than Gas Powered Cars.
Depending on your local gasoline and electric rates, EV operation can be 3 to 5 times cheaper than gasoline and diesel powered cars.

Never Go to the Gas Station Again.
Electric vehicles do not require gasoline and can be charged at home with a standard 120V outlet or a 240V level 2 charger can be installed for faster, more efficient charging.

EVs are Environmentally Friendly.
EVs have no tailpipe emissions. The power plant producing your electricity may produce emissions, but electricity from hydro, solar, nuclear, or wind-powered plants is generally emission-free.

EV Performance Benefits.
Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation, stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than gasoline powered internal combustion engines.

EV Driving Range & Recharge Time.
EV range is typically around 80 to over 300 miles on a full charge. The average American’s daily round-trip commute is less than 30 miles. Fully recharging the battery pack can take 4 to 8 hours. A "fast charge" to 80% capacity can take 30 min.*

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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Tacoma Power is committed to clean air.

This website is designed to provide you with information about electric vehicles and to help shape a healthy electric vehicle marketplace. The Pacific Northwest is an ideal place to own an EV as much of our power comes from hydroelectric and other renewable energy sources. That means that when you drive an EV you are trading your fossil fuels (gasoline and diesel) for energy coming from dams, wind farms and in some cases solar power. While some of the electricity in the NW comes from coal and natural gas burning power plants and nuclear facilities, when you choose EV, you're likely using less fossil fuel than a traditional gas powered car. In 2015, 89% of Tacoma Power's electricity was hydro power (6% nuclear, 3% coal, 1% natural gas, 1% wind).