Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator This tool allows users to convert gallons of gasoline into greenhouse gas emissions, and see common household activities that emit or save an equivalent amount of emissions. This tool can help communicate the effectiveness of shifting to alternative fuel vehicles.
Puget Sound Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) Collaborative Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Puget Sound Regional Council partnered to provide a clearinghouse of electric vehicle resources. This website provides information and tools on a wide range of electric vehicle topics including fleet switching, equity, infrastructure needs, funding, and more.
Western Washington Clean Cities CoalitionThis is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to expanding the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. The coalition provides a range of tools and data around alternative fuel vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Council This state council is composed of representatives from a range of state agencies involved in EV adoption. Meetings are recorded and open to the public.
MRSC Planning for Electric Vehicles MRSC is a nonprofit organization that helps local governments across Washington State by providing legal and policy guidance. Their EV page provides a wide range of resources including sample development codes.
Resource Adequacy Are you curious about the short-term and long-term adequacy of energy resources to serve our electric needs? Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) meet annually to discuss this issue. The meetings are recorded and summarized.
WSU Green Transportation Program The WSU Energy Program maintains a Green Transportation website to provide education and technical assistance to support public fleets' transition to cleaner fuels. The program also convenes a virtual Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Technical Advisory Group quarterly to provide support to public fleet staff.
Electrifying Transportation in Municipalities (Electrification Coalition, 2021) This policy toolkit outlines key policies related to EV charging, freight, fleets, and more with a qualitative and quantitative summary of each policy's impact on a variety of issues.
EV Charging: A Primer for Municipal Leaders (National League of Cities, 2022) This quick primer lays out important questions for local leaders to ask when diving into EV planning. Resources are provided to help kickstart the conversation.
Urban Electric Mobility Toolkit (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2023) This toolkit serves as a one-stop resource to help urban communities scope, plan, and identify ways to fund EV charging infrastructure and ride-sharing services.
Electric and alternative fuel vehicles can bring many benefits to consumers such as lower operating costs and reduced maintenance needs, and it's important to ensure historically underserved communities are not left out in the push for electrification. While there are no quick answers to questions around equity and alternative fuel vehicles, the following resources may help guide a discussion and steps to move forward.