Seattle is installing chargers on local utility poles as part of its plan to cut transportation emissions by 83% from 2008 levels by 2030. The Curbside Level 2 EV Charging program will install chargers on utility poles and pedestal mounts, and will be available to any drivers on a first-come, first-serve basis. EV drivers can even ask to have a charger installed near their residence so long as it is in Seattle, the area has street parking, and it is not in a bike lane. Even drivers planning on buying an EV in future can request a charger be installed near them, as long as it meets with more than 50% approval from the neighborhood. Drivers will pay about 20 cents per kilowatt-hour. "Seattle City Light is installing these chargers as part of a more extensive portfolio of transportation electrification investments and services to help the utility’s service area transition to zero-emission electric transportation options," the city said.

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