Chehalis Receives Four Additional Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


The Chehalis City Council amended the charging services agreement between the Chehalis-Centralia Airport and EVgo Services LLC (EVgo) to add four additional electric vehicle charging stations to a parking lot off of the southeast corner of Home Depot, adjacent to the airport.

The action occurred during Monday’s Chehalis City Council meeting, and the amendment will see EVgo paying rent of $75 a month per stall for now eight stalls, amounting to $600 a month, or $7,200 a year in revenue for the city.

According to a presentation to the council, the original agreement with EVgo was established in 2018 and was partially funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation. The grant was meant to encourage public-private partnerships in the support of the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The City of Chehalis’ part of the agreement was to allow EVgo use of land for four charging stations in an in-kind contribution to the project.

Now that four additional stations are being added, the city has extended the agreement with EVgo for five years, or until 2028, and tacked on the rental agreement while removing an exclusivity agreement with EVgo.