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File #: 2009-0631    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2009 In control: Environment and Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2010
Enactment date: 4/22/2010 Enactment #: 16804
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the development and use of electric vehicle charging stations at King County facilities.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Jane Hague, Larry Phillips
Indexes: Vehicles
Attachments: 1. 16804.pdf, 2. 2009-0631 transmittal letter.doc, 3. 2009-0631 fiscal note.xls, 4. 2009-0631Staff Report - Electric Vehicle demo prj, 5. 2009-0631 0330 Staff Report - Electric Vehicle demo, 6. 2009-0631 - Amendment S1 PAO, 7. 2009-0631 Revised Staff Report - Electric Vehicle demo
Staff: Resha, John
Clerk 03/31/2010
AN ORDINANCE relating to the development and use of electric vehicle charging stations at King County facilities.
1. Greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation constitute fifty percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state of Washington. Because hydroelectricity is a clean source of energy and accounts for sixty-six percent of Washington's electricity production, the use of electricity to power a vehicle, instead of gasoline, is cheaper and less polluting.
2. King County has been a leader in utilizing new technologies in the transportation sector to help reduce operating costs and reduce its environmental impact on our region. As of 2009, King County's fleet, which refers to vehicles in the motor pool program and vehicles in each department's fleet, has two hundred five flex-fuel vehicles, five converted plug-in hybrid vehicles, sixty-eight neighborhood-electric vehicles, three medium-duty hybrid trucks, one hundred seventy-seven light-duty hybrid vehicles and two compressed natural-gas vehicles.
3. On December 10, 2007, the King County council adopted Ordinance 15988 to promote clean vehicle technology in King County's fleet. As a result, King County participated in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle pilot project with Idaho National Labs to convert four county-owned hybrid Toyota Priuses to plug-in electric vehicles.
4. On May 5, 2008, the King County council approved Motion 12744 to reduce global warming and to support plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles. As of now, King County has installed twenty-nine plug-in vehicle charging stations in various locations at park-and-ride and King County fleet facilities, and the county is continuing to explore additional locations for new plug-in stations.
5. On February 9, 2009, the King County council approved Motion 12921 endorsing the King County Electric Vehicle Report as the guiding document for implementing ac...

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