Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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Bill Requires the State to Consider the Total Cost of Ownership When Procuring Fleet Vehicles
CARSON CITY—AB 262, also known as the Clean Fleets bill, has just been signed by Gov. Joe Lombardo. The new law will require the State of Nevada to consider the total cost of ownership of vehicles when making fleet procurement decisions.
Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka issued the following statement:
“Electric vehicles are less expensive to operate than internal combustion engine vehicles, and they reduce our nation’s dependence on oil for transportation, which has extremely high price volatility and leads to numerous national security risks. Analysis by the Electrification Coalition and Atlas Public Policy has shown that Nevada could save money by electrifying 92 percent of vehicles analyzed, even without rebates or grants.
“AB 262 will save Nevada’s taxpayers money and signal that the state is demonstrating leadership as the U.S. rapidly accelerates toward transportation electrification. Because Nevada is the home to the nation’s leading battery manufacturing facilities and has the opportunity to harness critical resources, the state is uniquely poised to benefit from the shift to electric vehicles. This bill will not only ensure that resources are being utilized to provide the cheapest and cleanest transportation but also directly invest in the long-term economic security and job creation for the state of Nevada. Signing AB 262 demonstrates that Nevada is ready to be the EV capital of the United States.
“We thank Governor Joe Lombardo and Assemblyman Howard Watts for their leadership on this bill.”
About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale in order to combat the economic, public health, and national security dangers caused by America’s dependence on oil. The EC works with a variety of stakeholders that represent the entire electrified transportation value chain, positioning the organization as a dedicated rallying point for an array of electrification allies. For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org.