• Through the Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program, the City received funding to upgrade standard vehicle purchases to acquire hybrid and electric vehicles for its municipal fleet. Between 2010 and 2011, the City purchased four Toyota Prius hybrids and two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles.

  • In 2011, the City changed its operations management of fleet vehicles in order to increase the use of the new electric vehicles. Staff has been committed to using the City’s hybrid and electric vehicles whenever available for site visits and field work.

  • Through a partnership with ChargePoint Northwest, six electric vehicle charging stations were installed in 2011 around the City for public use. These stations are part of a nationwide system that allows users to view availability of charging stations within their network.