Currently, about 350-400 of Avista's Washington customers own electric vehicles or electric-gas hybrids. Even so, Avista will install 120 charging stations in homes over a two-year period. Another 80 charging systems will be installed in workplaces and public areas.
If you own an electric vehicle, you can apply to have a charging station installed at your home for no cost. Plugging an electric vehicle into a 110-volt outlet provides about 5 miles of driving distance per hour of charging, compared to about 25 miles per hour of charging with an AC Level 2 charging system.
The ideal candidate for the program is an electric car owner whose employer also is willing to have a workplace charger installed.