The Port of Bellingham has added six new electric vehicle charging stations in Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham for increased convenience to electric vehicle owners in Whatcom County and visitors traveling through the Port’s transportation terminals.
“There is growing demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure,” said Port Executive Director Rob Fix. “There are now over 50,000 electric cars and trucks registered in Washington and prices continue to drop while the range and performance of these vehicles is rapidly improving.”
The Port added two charging stations to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, two charging stations to Fairhaven Station, and two charging stations in the Bellwether Garage next to Squalicum Harbor.
“The Port now has electric vehicle charging stations at all major public transportation terminals in Whatcom County including Bellingham International Airport, the Alaska ferry, Amtrak and Greyhound” said Fix. “There are also charging stations near the Port’s marinas in Bellingham and Blaine, and the Port will continue to look for opportunities to expand its electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet the essential transportation needs of Whatcom County.
Transitioning to electric vehicles is a key step towards reducing the negative impacts of global climate change. The largest source of climate pollution in the United States comes from fossil fuel burning cars and trucks.
“Port waterfront infrastructure and large sectors of Whatcom County’s economy are on the front lines of global climate change” said Fix. “Sea level rise, increasing ocean temperatures, and changes to weather patterns are just a few of the challenges facing our community. The
Port is committed to environmental stewardship and supporting the transition to electric
vehicles in an important part of the solution towards mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.”
About the Port of Bellingham:
The Port is a countywide municipal corporation with a mission to promote sustainable economic development, optimize transportation gateways, and manage publicly owned land and facilities to benefit Whatcom County. Throughout Whatcom County, the Port owns,
operates and maintains approximately 1600 acres of property including a shipping terminal, a
cruise terminal, two marinas, industrial development areas, commercial uplands, parklands, shoreline public access areas and an international airport. For more information about the Port of Bellingham, please visit www.portofbellingham.com.