Electrification of Transportation

Project Overview: EF154

This project involves installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Bellingham to improve the availability of EV charging. In early 2021, the City of Bellingham received a $1.5 million grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to be used towards installing new EV infrastructure across Bellingham. The City is contributing an additional $500,000 from its voter-approved Transportation Fund, bringing the total investment to $2 million.

This project will install 90 new EV plugs at 25 different locations distributed equitably across Bellingham on City-owned properties and public rights-of-way near destinations, workplaces, and multifamily residential areas. The project includes standard Level 2 chargers, DC fast chargers, and solar-powered chargers. Installation will begin in 2022. All stations will be installed by June 1, 2023.

You can learn more about this project and other climate action work on our climate webpages.

EV Charging Stations Locations Map

Please note that these locations are subject to minor changes. Click on the map to open a larger version.

Status – June 2022

Accomplishments: Completed Phase 1 design. See Phase 1 Charging Stations Locations map.

Next Milestones: Complete contract for Phase 1, install Phase 1 chargers. Phase 2 – 30% design.

Project Details

  • Status – Design
    • Project is being done in 2 phases. Phase 1 is 6 locations in 2022 and Phase 2 is 20 locations in 2023.
  • Contract awarded – 
  • Contract amount – 
  • Contractor – Phase 1 – VECA Electrical


Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7924
Email: fanthony@cob.org

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