Puget Sound Regional Council

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments in Washington State is a tool to assist local governments in meeting the purpose and requirements of Washington’s new electric vehicle infrastructure law.

PSRC, working with the state Department of Commerce, is required to develop model ordinances, regulations and guidance for local governments related to electric vehicle infrastructure and batteries. This included working with a technical advisory committee made up of a broad spectrum of interests groups and agencies.

Plan Documents

Full report (PDF)
All appendices (PDF)


Introduction (PDF)
Section 1: Model Ordinance (PDF | Word)
Section 2: Model Regulations and Guidance (PDF | Word)
Section 3: Resource Materials (PDF)


A: 2SHB 1481 as Codified in RCW (PDF)
B: Model Installation Guides for Charging Stations (PDF | Word)
C: Model EV Charging Station Installation Checklist (PDF)
D: Research Memoranda (PDF)

These files were posted on August 5, 2010.

preparing for electric vehicles

electric vehicle readinessJoined by prime sponsors Representative Deb Eddy and Senator Fred Jarrett, and many others, Washington Governor Gregoire signs HB 1481 into law, jumpstarting efforts to get ready for electric vehicles. PSRC is assisting the state in implementing the law.




The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure project was funded, in part, through the US Department of Energy via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with a grant administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.


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