King County is writing the next chapter in the effort to turn the corner on climate change – one it hopes will help spur nationwide consumer demand for electric and battery powered vehicles.
King County Metro’s Plug & Ride program is a key initiative in growing the plug-in vehicle market. Plug & Ride will promote the use of existing charging stations at the Issaquah Highlands, Eastgate, Redmond, Brickyard and Burien Park & Rides to help the region go electric and cut fuel consumption.
As of September 2011, King County Metro manages 44 Plug & Ride spaces:
Upon registration, use of these parking stalls will be limited to owners of plug-in vehicles enrolled in the program. Participants registered to a Level 1 charging station will receive free electricity. Participants who use the Level 2 stations (Burien Transit Center) will need to pay for electricity with a credit card.
To register for the Plug & Ride program:
Complete the Registration form. (.pdf file)
Fax registration form to 206-684-2166
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Mail registration form to:
King County Metro - Rideshare Operations
400 Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98104
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Call 206-625-4500 or email email@example.com.
For more information on this project and other Plug-in vehicle pilot projects, click here.
Click here for Ron Sims' press release on electric vehicles.