Electric Vehicles

Charging stations at PUD spots are open to the public

As part of its Public Power Benefit program, Chelan PUD installed five electric vehicle charging stations at four locations for customers, employees and other motorists. Find stations at:

  • Chelan PUD Headquarters, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee WA 98801 (two chargers)
  • Walla Walla Point Park, 1351 Walla Walla Ave., Wenatchee WA 98801
  • Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee, WA 98801
  • Rocky Reach Discovery Center, 6151 State Highway 97A, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Charging at these EV stations is free, compliments of Cascade Autocenter of Wenatchee. Here are the Instructions for EV charging at Chelan PUD stations.

Powering an electric vehicle with Chelan PUD's clean, renewable hydropower lowers your fuel costs, eliminates emissions from gas and diesel, and gives you a new and exciting way to get around.

During our strategic planning process in 2015, customers asked the PUD to make electric vehicles a priority. Based on community feedback we are also:

• Evaluating Chelan PUD’s fleet to see where electric vehicles and equipment might work best. The PUD has 20 electric vehicles.

• Working with a community advisory group to keep discussions going.  

• Talking with other Washington utilities to share best practices with EV programs. Chelan PUD is a member of the Pacific Northwest Transportation Electrification Collaborative, which sponsored a study on the Economic Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles. The study looked at benefits to the utility, the region and the environment.

Nissan LEAF rebates extended through Jan. 2, 2020

The American Public Power Association and Nissan have extended the offer to public power communities on exclusive rebates on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF. The Nissan rebates now expire January 2.

Chelan PUD and all public power customers and employees are eligible for a rebate of $3,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 40 kWh Standard and $2,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 62 kWh ePlus.

To claim the rebate, print this flyer and take it to your Nissan dealer, along with proof of eligible residency and a current electric bill.

Sales tax exemption

Beginning Aug. 1, 2019, buyers can get a state sales tax exemption when buying or leasing new EVs under $45,000 and used EVs under $30,000, providing up to $2,500 off the sticker price. The tax break runs through July 31, 2025.

Frequently asked questions about electric vehicles

Owner tips
Randy Brooks of Chelan, Tesla owner and board member for Plug-in NCW, has written a series of articles on EVs for the  Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group. Find the articles on reasons for driving an EV, charging EVs and tips for buying here.

Contact Us
Contact Jim White, senior energy conservation engineer, at (509) 661-4829 or james.white@chelanpud.org if you have updates, comments or questions about this web page.