Puget Sound Energy rolls out public EV charging station in Kent
This is one of at least eight PSE public charging stations opening in its service area

BELLEVUE, Wash. (9/14/2021) Puget Sound Energy is continuing its commitment to create a better energy future by launching another fast, convenient and green way for drivers to charge an electric vehicle.

PSE's electric vehicle program, “Up & Go Electric,” has installed a public charging station at the Plaza by the Green in the City of Kent (24437 Russell Rd.) which is scheduled to open on Sept. 17. The first PSE Up & Go Electric public charging station opened in September of 2020 at the Hub at Lacey and has been providing fast, reliable charging to all EV drivers while offsetting over 20,800 tons of CO2.

“We are excited to be adding a public charging station to the Kent area as we continue to expand our inventory of charging stations in our service area,” said Will Einstein, Director of Product Development and Growth at PSE. “Our Up & Go Electric public charging stations are designed to offer our customers and all drivers a faster and greener way to charge their EV when on the go.”

The Up & Go Electric program plans to open more public charging stations in Kitsap, Whatcom and other counties where infrastructure is needed to help meet customer demand for more charging options. In addition, PSE is currently installing charging stations at workplaces, multifamily residences, and community-based service providers through other Up & Go Electric pilot programs.

“I’m very excited about PSE’s decision to open a public charging station here in Kent. As we continue to see more electric vehicles on the road, it’s important that we meet the growing demand for public charging facilities,” said City of Kent Mayor Dana Ralph.


Fast and convenient

The station is located near Highway 516 near downtown Kent. Boasting multiple Level 2 and DC fast charging ports, the station can charge up to six EVs simultaneously. The DC fast chargers in particular can fully charge an EV in less than an hour.


A greener way to charge

Electricity purchased at the station is matched with 100 percent renewable energy through our Green Power program, setting our Up & Go Electric public charging station apart from other charging stations as a greener way to charge.


Easy to use

All drivers – not just PSE customers – can use the new Up & Go Electric app to take advantage of simple mobile payment options, monitor their charging session remotely, and more.


PSE is committed to working together to create a clean energy future for all while setting an aspirational goal to be a Beyond Net Zero Carbon company by 2045. PSE will target reducing its own carbon emissions to net zero and go beyond by helping other sectors to enable carbon reduction across the state of Washington. Partnering with our customers like this helps PSE engage more people in that mission.

PSE Up & Go Electric wants to make it as easy as possible for our customers to save money and help the environment by electrifying their transportation. To learn more about electric vehicles and Up & Go Electric, visit pse.com/electricvehicles.

Media Contact:

Andrew Padula, 1-888-831-7250, psenewsroom@pse.com

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