Metropool: 100% electric commuting

Photo of a metropool all electric vehicle

Metro Rideshare Operations furthers innovative public transportation with 100% electric, zero-emission vehicles (EVs) known as metropools. Twenty new five-passenger Nissan LEAFs are added to the Commuter Van Program. To support the EV effort, the Department of Transportation is installing 54 public-access electric charging stations in buildings and at transportation hubs such as Park & Ride lots and ferry terminals. Many private employers have also installed charging stations.

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If you are interested in starting a new King County Metro vanpool or vanshare in a metropool electric vehicle, or might want to exchange your current commuter van for an all-electric vehicle: click on the following links to learn more, check to see if your employer has a charging station, and contact the Rideshare Services Representative about metropool at Metro Rideshare Operations (see below):

  • "We LOVE the LEAF. Can't say enough great things about it and metropool! It's such a fun car to drive. We wanted to create a metropool to have the positive impact of taking multiple cars off the road and switch to the zero-emission LEAF, but now that we are driving it, we love it for so many more reasons."

    - Joanne D, VanPool Driver
    SW Seattle to downtown Seattle, 20 RTM

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