Assess, document, and compile existing progress, goals, priorities, policies, knowledge base, and barriers related to fleet electrification within all state agencies.
It’s important to understand how and where fleet electrification fits within existing state and agency goals, priorities, and operations. Some state agencies may have already started transitioning to EVs, run pilot programs, or conducted total-cost-of-ownership comparisons between EVs and conventional vehicles. And there may be state goals and priorities – such as economic development, air quality, equity, and regional leadership – that fleet electrification could help advance. Determine the level of awareness, education, and training of key agency staff, fleet management staff, maintenance technicians, and vehicle operators. Finally, investigate and document any real or perceived barriers to fleet electrification that may require new policies, technical assistance, staff training, or further research.
EC, Municipal Fleet Electrification: A Case Study of Austin, TX, (September 2020).
Case Study on Public Sector Fleet EV Procurement Examples: A Case Study of Three All-Electric Vehicle Procurements Conducted by the U.S. Navy, City of New Bedford (MA), and City of Seattle (WA), (June 2017).
Maine’s Master Agreement 210423-105 for Alternatively Fueled Vehicles – Hybrid, BEV (All Electric).
Maine’s Master Agreement MA 18P 200730-004 regarding EV Charging Stations, Final Installation and Maintenance.
Massachusetts Statewide Contract for VEH102 Advanced Vehicle Technology Equipment, Supplies and Services.
State of Minnesota Department of Administration, Office of Procurement, Contract E-108(5) regarding Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), (Jan. 8, 2021)
State of New Hampshire Department of Administrtive Services Contract 8002796, listing 2021 Model Year Vehicles for that state.
State of New Mexico Statewide Price Agreements, Procurement Numbers 00-00000-19-00015.
North Carolina Statewide Term Contract 691A – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Equipment, Accessories, Installation & Infrastructure.
California Statewide Contract 1-18-61-16 regarding Mobile Solar Panel Electric Vehicle Charger System.
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Contract Summary of Transit Buses and Bus Procurement.
EC, Municipal Fleet Electrification report: A Case Study of Binghamton, NY, (March 2020).
Commonwealth Leadership in Addressing Climate Change and Promoting Energy Conservation and Sustainable Governance
Directs development of strategies for reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions from the state fleet, with the goal of ensuring that a minimum of 25% of new light-duty state fleet purchases and leases will be zero-emissions vehicles by 2025.
Requires 75% of newly purchased and leased state fleet vehicles to be hybrid or plug-in electric vehicles.
An updated initiative (2019) to accelerate adoption of EVs in public and private fleets
Can be used to establish a state or local “Green Fleet Transition” program
Requires state agencies to power vehicles with electricity or biofuel.
Can be enacted on the state or local level to establish a “Green Fleet Transition” program in the enacting jurisdiction
Establishes various ZEV vehicle benchmarks and mandates, including number of ZEVs on the road, petroleum displacement, transportation emissions reductions, and ZEVs in the state fleet.
California State Administrative Manual, 4121, Executive Order B-16-12 Zero Emission Purchasing Mandate
Executive Order supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles, including creation of a transportation electrification working group, creation of a Colorado Zero Emission Vehicle Program, and allocation of Volkswagon settlement funds to transportation electrification.
State of Connecticut Public Act 19-117, establishes requirements for the state fleet, including that at least 50% of light-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2030, at least 30% of all buses be zero-emission by 2030, a corresponding purchasing plan be created, and a feasibiity study be conducted regarding state purchase or lease of zero-emission medium- and […]
Executive order regarding the procurement of zero emission vehicles and supporting equipment, (Apr. 22, 2021)
Executive Order to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Illinois State Government Operations; Section IV, Sustainable Transportation, includes targets for petroleum use reduction, emissions reductions, EV procurement
Adopts targets for state government, based on strategies in state climate action plan; presents a baseline of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from state operations and lays out a plan for meeting state goals
State Fleet Goals for Zero-Emission Vehicles
Massachusetts Executive Order 594 Leading By Example: Decarbonizing and Minimizing Environmental Impacts of State Government (April 22, 2021)
Establishes statewide goal for EV deployment and identifies strategies for state agency support; calls for development of low-emission vehicle first policy in state fleet
Charles Satterfield et al., Atlas Public Policy, Electrification Assessment of Public Vehicles in Washington: A vehicle-by-vehicle assessment of the electrification potential for publicly-owned vehicles, (Nov. 2020)
Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.