Electric vehicle curbside charging is coming to Seattle neighborhoods. Here's why it matters

The new pilot program is part of the city’s goal to reduce transportation emissions 83% by 2030.

SEATTLE — Seattle City Light is on a mission to make owning an electric vehicle more equitable by bringing curbside charging stations to neighborhood streets. 

Research from the US Department of Energy shows up to 90% of charging happens at home. But some homes don’t have driveways or garages in Seattle’s Central District or Queen Anne neighborhoods.

“If you rely entirely on street parking, it’s almost impossible to provide your own electric vehicle (EV) charging,” said Jacob Orenberg, senior capital projects coordinator at Seattle City Light. 

The new pilot program

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