Tuesday, March 23, 2021

New Charging Stations Installed at Port of Bellingham

Electric vehicle owners traveling in Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham will have new places to charge up, thanks to the Port of Bellingham, which recently installed six new charging stations.

The stations are located at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Fairhaven Station and in the Bellwether Garage next to Squalicum Harbor.

“Port waterfront infrastructure and large sectors of Whatcom County’s economy are on the front lines of global climate change,” said Port Executive Director Rob Fix. “Sea level rise, increasing ocean temperatures, and changes to weather patterns are just a few of the challenges facing our community. The port is committed to environmental stewardship and supporting the transition to electric vehicles in an important part of the solution towards mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.”

There is growing demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, with more than 50,000 electric vehicles registered in Washington, Fix said.

“The port now has electric vehicle charging stations at all major public transportation terminals in Whatcom County including Bellingham International Airport, the Alaska ferry, Amtrak and Greyhound,” said Fix. “There are also charging stations near the port’s marinas in Bellingham and Blaine, and the port will continue to look for opportunities to expand its electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet the essential transportation needs of Whatcom County.”