Port of Vancouver USA Secures Grant to Install Additional EV Charging Stations, Pursue Pollution Reduction Goals
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Today the Port of Vancouver USA announced that it had secured a $101,250 grant that will go toward installing ten additional electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in 2024.
The grant, administered as part of the Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program, will supplement funds the port has dedicated for the purchase and installation of ten Level 2 chargers. Upon completion, the upgrade will offer 20 plugs for EV charging throughout the port’s maintenance, security and terminal operation facilities to power its increasingly electrified fleet as well as additional EVs visiting the site.
“Getting this grant is welcome news as we continue to electrify the vehicles used here at the Port of Vancouver USA,” said Julianna Marler, port CEO. “Movement of cargo and support of tenant businesses require our workers to have convenient access to vehicle charging wherever they are within the port. We’re grateful for the funds to help meet this improvement laid out by our Climate Action Plan that will contribute to cleaner air for our neighborhoods.”
The Port of Vancouver USA adopted its Climate Action Plan in 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also improving air quality and health benefits in the community. The plan outlines specific actions for the port, including the installation of vehicle charging infrastructure to power the growing number of EVs in use at the port.
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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community.