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City grids risk being overwhelmed by EV growth: Report

The report notes that Seattle has taken major steps toward electrification and has big goals it wants to achieve in the coming decades. The city is aiming for 30% EV adoption and a fossil fuel-free municipal fleet by 2030, while its King County Metro transit agency aims to fully electrify its 1,400-bus fleet by 2040.

It is a major component of the city’s climate plan, which includes EV readiness requirements passed by the Seattle City Council and a proposal to tax heating oil providers to help them transition to electric heat.

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