Power to the people in electric vehicles
Nowadays, more and more people and business are buying electric vehicles (EVs). It’s a proven technology that not only saves on fuel costs, you’re also making a big difference in protecting the environment. The rewards of EV ownership don’t stop there, however. Learn how you can get thousands of dollars in incentives toward your vehicle purchase and the installation of a new fast charger.
All the details on Transportation Electrification for Washington electric customers can be found in the Transportation Electrification (TE) Plan.
The Avista Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot program offered to WA electric customers concluded in June 2019. Through this program, Avista installed 439 EVSE charging ports and successfully met the learning objectives of understanding how Avista can manage and support electric transportation to benefit all customers. View a detailed report of the EVSE pilot.
Avista acknowledges a strategic build out of DC Fast Charging (DCFC) equipment is necessary to adequately support the adoption of electric vehicles. We have partnered with a number of parties to develop a build out plan for DCFC infrastructure. Our Transportation Electrification Plan outlines a need for 60 DCFCs along major highways and higher population locations. Avista aspires to install 50% of the needed stations and is looking for partners to assist with the rest of the buildout. If you are interested please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 227-9187 and we will respond to you within two business days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Avista offers several programs to assist our residential and business customers. Whether you are looking for charging equipment for your personal residence, want to offer charging for your employees or customers, or have a more in-depth inquiry related to electrifying your business fleet or purchasing forklifts, we can help. Please visit our residential, commercial/fleet, or community pages to see more information related to your situation. Here you can review and apply for Avista Programs or contact our team for more information.
Avista has partnered with non-profits to help them gain access to an electric vehicle for their business use and helped to install charging equipment at no cost. Driving electric is equivalent to the $1 per gallon so this transition helps the organization save money that can be used elsewhere to further help their clients.
We also have a goal to have a Level 2 charger installed in every small town in Eastern Washington. This will further build out the infrastructure needed to support electric transportation and be a positive addition to these towns.
If you’re a nonprofit or small municipality interested in learning how we may be able to partner with you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AC Level 1 – provides charging through a normal electrical outlet (120-volt plug). It does not require installation of additional charging equipment. Level 1 charging typically delivers between 2-5 miles of range per hour of charging.
AC Level 2 – provides charging through a 240-volt plug. This does require installation of charging equipment. Level 2 charging typically delivers between 10-20 miles of range per hour of charging.
DC Fast Charge – provides charging through 480-volt plug. This requires specialized high-powered charging equipment. DC Fast Charging can deliver approximately 60-100 miles of range in about 20-30 minutes. This is used in public locations, especially along heavy-traffic corridors. Plug-in hybrids cannot utilize these types of stations.
Current EVs have a range of 80 to over 300 miles on a full charge. The average driver travels about 35 miles a day. While recharging a battery from empty can take 4-24 hours depending on the range and the type of charger used, most charging sessions are only a few hours.
Depending on your needs, we have programs and options available to help you evaluate how long it will take to recharge your personal or fleet vehicle(s), the best charger for your specific needs, and what impact this will have on your electrical bill.
Avista is running a small pilot program for business customers who can separately meter their EV Charging equipment. This will primarily apply to DC Fast Charging equipment or businesses with multiple fleet vehicles. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Most EV charging can be done overnight. Whenever possible, this is the best time to charge as it utilizes the electric grid in the most efficient way. Vehicle owner’s manuals have instructions for how to program a vehicle to not initiate a charge at specific times of the day. For our EV Charging Programs, this is a requirement to participate.