COFFEE AND… ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Who would have thought… Seattle has one of the highest adoption rates of electric vehicles (EV) in the US. And Seattle City Light, the utility company, is one of the few in the US that is carbon neutral (90% of energy from hydropower, the rest from wind and carbon offsets). So that makes it the perfect city for implementing a city-wide smart charging program. ‘Smart’ charging combines EV charging stations with real-time price signals from the utility so that they can choose to charge when electric costs are lower. 

photo courtesy of greenbiz.com

photo courtesy of greenbiz.com