Electric Vehicle Council
The EV Council is co-led by the Departments of Commerce and Transportation, who are joined by the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance Office, Office of Financial Management, Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction, Utilities and Transportation Commission, and the Departments of Agriculture, Ecology, Enterprise Services, and Health. They are currently developing a statewide transportation electrification strategy.
About the EV Council
In March 2022, the Washington Legislature passed and Governor Inslee signed the 16-year, $17 billion Move Ahead Washington transportation package, which has six times the amount of funding for climate and clean transportation investments than its 2015 predecessor. The legislation (ESSB 5974) created a new Interagency Electric Vehicle Coordinating Council (EV Council) so state agencies can better collaborate on efforts to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and reduce transportation-sector greenhouse gas emissions. The EV Council relies on its Executive Committee, composed of the Departments of Commerce, Ecology, Enterprise Services, Transportation, and the Utilities and Transportation Commission, to guide the development of agendas and meeting materials for the EV Council. The Advisory Committee also provides an opportunity for engagement in EV Council work.
EV Council Responsibilities
- Develop a statewide transportation electrification strategy
- Analyze how to reach the state’s target of 100% electric passenger and light-duty vehicle sales starting in model year 2030
- Identify and coordinate all state and federal electric vehicle-related funding
- Engage with local governments, communities, and the Environmental Justice Council to ensure the statewide transportation electrification strategy, grant distribution, programs, and activities associated with advancing transportation electrification benefit vulnerable and overburdened communities
EV Council Meetings
The EV Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to anyone who wishes to observe.
*Please note the December meeting will instead be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
- November 30, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Zoom
- November 30, 2023 EV council meeting materials (PDF)
- Register for the EV Council Meeting (on Zoom)
- Watch TVW.org livestream on November 30, 2023
EV Council Advisory Committee
The EV Council appointed 25 members to the 2023 Advisory Committee at its Jan. 3, 2023 meeting. Members will serve for one year. Many Advisory Committee members also lead subcommittees designed to gather input from Washington residents with diverse perspectives. If you wish to participate in a subcommittee for a perspective or interest are that you share, please reach out to the relevant Advisory Committee member.
Advisory Committee Responsibilities
- Help EV Council members, staff and consultants gather information and develop recommendations in the statewide transportation electrification strategy.
- Provide feedback on draft versions of the statewide transportation electrification strategy during each stage of development.
- Hear updates and provide feedback on agencies’ programs, rulemakings, and other policy development.
- Serve as a partner with EV Council staff and consultants on public engagement strategies, and provide support in communicating EV Council efforts to the public.
- Provide additional feedback and assistance as determined by the Executive Committee or full EV Council
EV Council Advisory Committee Meetings
The EV Council Advisory Committee will not be meeting again until early 2024. Please check back here for meeting notices. Past meeting materials and recordings can be found in the Past Meeting Materials box below
November 15, 2023 EV Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
November 1, 2023 EV Council Meeting Materials
October 18, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
October 11, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
September 20, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
September 6, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
- September 6, 2023, EV Council meeting packet (PDF)
- September 6, 2023, EV Council Meeting Draft Policies and Memo (PDF)
- Watch TVW.org Recording og September 6, 2023 EV Council Meeting
August 16, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
August 2, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
July 19, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
- July 19, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee meeting packet (PDF)
- July 19, 2023, meeting recording (TVW)
July 12, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
June 7, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
May 17, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
- May 17, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee meeting packet (PDF)
- May 17, 2023, meeting recording (via TVW.org)
May 2, 2023, EV Council Meeting Materials
April 19, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
- EV Council Advisory Committee meeting packet, April 19, 2023 (PDF)
- April 19, 2023, meeting recording (via TVW.org)
April 5, 2023, EV Council Meeting Decisions and Materials
March 15, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
- EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Packet March 15, 2023 (PDF)
- March 15, 2023, meeting recording (via TVW.org)
March 1, 2023, EV Council Meeting Decisions and Materials
February 15, 2023, EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Materials
- EV Council Advisory Committee Meeting Packet Feb 15, 2023 (PDF)
- Feb. 15, 2023 Meeting recording (via TVW.org)
February 1, 2023, EV Council Meeting Decisions and Materials
Approved initial Feb. 15 advisory committee agenda. Meeting may be viewed at the TVW link available.
January 3, 2023, EV Council Meeting Decisions and Materials
Reached consensus on the members of the Advisory Committee. Clarified that members are appointed for one year. Public comment may be viewed at the TVW link available.
- 2023 Initial Advisory Committee Roster (PDF)
- EV Council Meeting Packet 1/4/2023 (PDF)
- EV Council Meeting Packet Attachments 1/4/2023 (PDF)
- January 4, 2023 Meeting (via TVW.org)
September 27, 2022, EV Council Meeting Decisions and Materials
- Reached consensus to adopt a decision-making process.
- Reached consensus to create an Executive Committee.
- Reached consensus to direct the Departments of Commerce and Transportation to publish a request for Advisory Committee applications, and request the Executive Committee to propose a recommended Advisory Committee membership roster for approval at a future EV Council meeting.
- Reached consensus to create two issue workgroups: the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Workgroup and the Electric Vehicle Adoption Workgroup.
- Reached consensus to direct the Department of Commerce to serve as the lead agency for hiring and managing consultants, begin and complete a hiring process, and provide updates to the EV Council.
- The EV Council also requested that the Executive Committee work with the Department of Enterprise Services and the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance Office to ensure state agencies without representatives on the EV Council have a voice in the council’s work.
- Meeting recording (on YouTube)
- Decision-making process (PDF)
- Creation of committees and workgroups (PDF)
- Hiring consultants (PDF)
July 21, 2022, EV Council Meeting Materials
Washington’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan
One of the EV Council’s first responsibilities was directing the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to submit the state’s NEVI plan to the Federal Highway Administration for approval. NEVI is a federal program created in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will fund electric vehicle charging stations every 50 miles along major highway corridors. Washington’s plan has been approved, and Washington will receive more than $70 million in the next five years.
More information is available on WSDOT’s NEVI webpage.
You can email comments on the Transportation Electrification Strategy to EVCouncilFeedback@cascadiaconsulting.com
For other questions, you can email EV Council co-chairs.