How would you like to drive for $1.19/gallon?

February 22, 2023

We haven’t seen $1.19/gallon in Washington state since 1999. But thanks to investments in EV infrastructure and incentives, driving for the equivalent of $1.19/gallon is a reality for thousands of Washington drivers and businesses, made possible in part by state and federal incentives, and potentially soon with revenues from the state’s cap-and-invest Climate Commitment Act (CCA).

Making the switch from fossil fuel dependency to locally-produced renewable electricity requires up-front investments in charging stations and battery-powered EVs. Revenues from the CCA auction of emission allowances can help us transition to lower transportation costs. The move to a clean economy benefits all of us, with lower emissions, healthier communities, and lower transportation costs.

We can’t turn back the clock to 1999 gas prices, but we can look forward to a lower cost of driving as we squeeze fossil fuels out of our energy system. Please share this infographic with your friends and colleagues, and help drive a better understanding of the route to lower transportation costs.

Based on cost per mile analysis using 90% home charging and 10% DCFC charging at utility published rates and DCFC rates in WA compared to statewide average cost of unleaded fuel from AAA during the week of February 6, 2023

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