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Edmonds falling short on electric car mandate


Last updated 6/28/2018 at Noon

Nissan Leaf electric car.

Eleven years ago, the Washington Legislature passed an ambitious law, signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire, that required taxpayer-supported local and state governments to run their vehicle fleets on electricity and biofuels rather than fossil fuels.

The mandate charged that they do this “to the extent practical” by June 1, 2018.

But Coltura, a Seattle-based nonprofit working to achieve a gasoline-free U.S. by 2040, recently released a report showing that compliance remains woefully inadequate.

It found that fewer than 1 percent of the more than 30,000 vehicles owned by the state, citie...

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