Seattle is known for hopping on to new trends quickly and EV technology was no different. The Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area was known to have its fair share of Nissan Leafs when the vehicle was introduced in 2010 and demand for charging station infrastructure followed. Currently, Seattle has 2,039 public charging stations, 149 of which are free charging stations. In the last 90 days, the Seattle area has added 96 new stations.
The Seattle area has a total of 254 DC Fast Chargers from multiple networks, including Tesla, Electrify America, SemaConnect, Blink, ChargePoint and others. The highest powered charging station is located in North Bend, Washington (outside of Seattle) and it reaches a power rating of 350 kW, though, no current EV in 2020 can accept this charging rate.
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Charging Stats
2,554 Total Stations
216 Free Stations
194 New Stations (90 days)
366 Fast Chargers
140 CHAdeMO Plugs
212 CCS Plugs
1,739 J-1772 Plugs
Top Charging Networks in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
ChargePoint 602 stations
SemaConnect 428 stations
Blink 160 stations
Volta 148 stations
Grocery and Retail Stores with EV Charging in the Seattle Area
Grocery and retail stores have evolved quite rapidly over the last 10 years and are now attracting customers for longer durations with cafe, pharmacy and dine-in options. The Seattle Metro area has 1,583 EV charging stations associated with shopping and grocery stores. To view all grocery stores in Seattle with EV charging stations, visit PlugShare.com and apply the grocery and shopping amenities filter, and the payment requirement locations option.
Below are the top-ranked grocery and retail charging stations in the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area:
Pricing for charging varies at grocery and retail locations, so be sure to check PlugShare.com for recent pricing and comments about charging health.
Hotels with EV Charging in Seattle
Looking for a Hotel in Seattle with EV Charging Stations? There are 130 hotels with EV Charging Stations on PlugShare in the Seattle area. To view all hotels with charging options, apply lodging amenities and payment required filters in the PlugShare map. Visit PlugShare’s EV Trip Planner if you are planning a road trip near the Seattle area.
Below are some of the top-ranked hotels for electric vehicle charging stations, using our community-based PlugScore ratings system, below:
Seattle has 76 Tesla Superchargers, and more than 82 Tesla Destination Chargers. There are a total of 1,589 Tesla compatible charging stations in Seattle. If you are looking to charge a Tesla S, 3, X, Y or Tesla Roadster in Seattle, follow these steps:
If you’re traveling to Seattle in a Tesla, be sure to check out our Tesla Trip Planner to locate hotels and possible restaurant destinations while using a Tesla charging station. Below are some of the highest rated hotels with Tesla charging:
The easiest way to view all charging stations compatible with your vehicle is to register on PlugShare and add the make and model of your electric vehicle to your profile. PlugShare will automatically tailor the map for charging connections compatible with your car. Here are some high level stats of charging stations by vehicle. To register, click here.
1,589 Tesla Model 3 charging stations in the Seattle area
1,589 Tesla Model S charging stations in the Seattle area
1,589 Tesla Model X charging stations in the Seattle area
1,589 Tesla Model Y charging stations in the Seattle area
1,440 Nissan Leaf charging stations in the Seattle area
1,577 BMW i3 charging stations in the Seattle area
1,577 Chevrolet Bolt charging stations in the Seattle area
List of Top Locations with EV Charging Stations
Whole Foods Locations in the Seattle are with EV Charging Stations