Electric vehicles

It's easier than ever to own and operate an electric vehicle (EV), major automakers are offering these vehicles which have all of the comforts and performance of gasoline-powered cars. New EVs have greater driving range, reasonable charging times and can be charged easily at home or at public stations.

Electric vehicle charger rebate

Limited time offer: Get a $500 rebate on qualified Level 2 EV chargers

PSE is providing a $500 rebate to the first 5,000 qualified PSE residential electric schedule 7 customers who purchase and install a qualifying EV charger.

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Your EV rebate charger application can be submitted online or via mail.

View the EV charger rebate FAQ.

View for additional info, availability and eligibility on the EV charger rebate.

*PSE's EV charger rebate program could end before 11/1/16 depending on available funds. This limited time offer is on a first come, first serve basis for the first 5,000 qualifying customers who apply.

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Cleaner air

With roughly two-thirds of the region's air pollution coming from motor vehicles EVs are good for the environment and boast no direct emissions. Plug-in hybrids emit half the greenhouse gases as an efficient gasoline-fueled vehicle.

Electric vehicles are affordable

Although EVs may appear expensive based solely on sticker price, they can be a prudent financial choice in many cases. The sticker price of a car is not the complete picture of how much it will cost. An important factor to consider is the total life-cycle cost of operating the car. Electricity is inexpensive compared to the high cost of gasoline or diesel.

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You've got the power

Charging an EV is easy and the number of public charging stations in the Puget Sound Region is growing rapidly. Many EV owners are opting to charge their vehicles at home with equipment that is purchased and installed by private companies. PSE has determined that charging EVs does not pose any significant problem for the energy supply or delivery to homes and businesses in the region.

Visit afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/ for a map of public charging stations.

CNG vehicles

Cleaner domestic fuel

Domestic natural gas is plentiful, affordable,and unlike conventional petroleum-based fuels, natural gas comes from North America. Using natural gas for transportation fuel reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Carbon Monoxide Emissions

Natural gas vehicles emit significantly less greenhouse gas than conventional gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles.

How much does it really cost?

The cost of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel is surprisingly low and a CNG-powered vehicle gets about the same fuel economy as a conventional vehicle. Now available at roughly half the cost of petroleum-based fuel, CNG fuel prices are also more stable compared to the volatile price fluctuations in the market for petroleum. Visit afdc.energy.gov/fuels/prices.html for more information about the price of natural gas fuel.

PSE supplies natural gas to public fueling around the Puget Sound Region. Visit wwcleancities.org/tools.html for more information about fueling options.

CNG vehicles are safe and practical

Natural gas vehicles are designed and built to be safe in normal operation, fueling and accidents. As with vehicles that are fueled with petroleum-based gasoline, new natural gas vehicles are subject to federal motor vehicle safety standards and crash tests. Fueling stations are also built to high safety standards.

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For more information

Contact an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482 to find out how PSE can help with more information about alternative fuel vehicles.