Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has rolled out its first electric vehicle public charging station near I-5 and downtown Lacey.

The charging station, located at the Hub at Lacey (676 Woodland Square Loop Southeast), boasts multiple Level 2 and DC fast chargers, and can charge up to six electric vehicles simultaneously. It became available for public use last week.

Electricity purchased at the station is matched with 100 percent renewable energy through PSE’s Green Power program. This sets its Up & Go Electric public charging station apart from other charging stations as a greener way to charge, according to PSE. In addition, all drivers, not just PSE customers, can use the new Up & Go Electric app for mobile payment options, to monitor their charging session remotely, and more.

PSE Up & Go Electric plans to open more public charging stations in King, Kitsap, Whatcom, and other counties where infrastructure is needed to help meet customer demand for more charging options. In addition, PSE is currently installing charging stations at workplaces and multifamily residences through other Up & Go Electric pilot programs.