The Electrification Coalition works with with cities and states across the country to accelerate the transition to electric fleets including light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle electrification, in order to reduce U.S. dependence on oil. This work takes the form of individual consultations with fleet representatives, DRVE tool analyses, and programs like the Climate Mayors Purchasing Collaborative.
The Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification (DRVE Tool) allows fleets to conduct rapid analysis for EV adoption, giving fleet managers the customized data they need to go electric in a way that maximizes cost savings and emissions reductions.
With just a few clicks, the DRVE Tool allows users to easily upload existing fleet data in any of a variety of formats and immediately view a data-rich analysis that includes available models of EVs, emissions reductions, and cost savings. The tool produces detailed results customized to the user’s ZIP code and fleet composition, revealing percent savings by EV model, total cost of ownership of EV models under different electricity prices, and side-by-side cost comparisons with conventional vehicles in a range of applications.
Users can enter local fuel prices, electricity prices, leasing terms, annual vehicle miles traveled, charging scenarios, and other factors to weigh options and scenarios with a high degree of localized specificity. The DRVE tool spans the light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle classes to offer a comprehensive picture of selected scenarios, displayed as interactive charts and graphs. Users can download the results into a customized print-ready report.
The Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative is an unprecedented effort between cities across the country to leverage their collective buying power and accelerate the conversion of municipal fleets to electric. Made up of hundreds of public fleets nationwide, the program aims to reduce the costs of electrification for all U.S. cities and public fleets by demonstrating significant demand for EVs and charging infrastructure. The Collaborative also provides training, best practices, educational resources, and analysis support, creating a one-stop shop to support EV transitions for public fleets.
The EC serves as the technical expert to support cities in their fleet transition planning. In partnership with the Collaborative, the EC developed www.driveEVfleets.org, a turnkey, one-stop online procurement portal providing municipalities equal access to competitively bid on electric vehicles and infrastructure.
This turnkey, one-stop, online procurement portal provides public fleets equal access to competitively bid electric vehicles and accompanying charging infrastructure, innovative financing options, and access to policy guidance and expert resources. Check out the website to learn more.
The report explores the opportunities and challenges facing the electrification of commercial and government fleets, identifies economically attractive opportunities, and outlines a path to driving substantial fleet demand for grid-enabled vehicles between 2010 and 2015.
In February 2021, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $180 million of Fiscal Year 2021 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities and workforce development training.
The City purchased three all-electric fleet vehicles, two Nissan LEAFs and one Chevrolet Bolt as part of the city’s aim to reduce overall emissions to 2006 levels by 2050. Using both the Collaborative’s competitive prices on suitable vehicles through Sourcewell and access to a network of policy and technical expertise through the EC, the city committed to purchasing 20 EVs in 2020.
Through the Collaborative’s resources, Ann Arbor city staff adopted 20 electric vehicles, connected with other municipalities to develop an EV-ready ordinance, and gathered transit electrification research that contributed to the historic passage of its A2Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan.
The City of Winter Park purchased five all-electric fleet vehicles to be used by the City’s building inspectors. Utilizing the Collaborative’s competitive leasing prices on 2020 Nissan LEAFs, the City saved $6,000 over the Florida state contract and has budgeted for five new Level 2 charging stations to be installed on City-owned property.
With the help of the Collaborative’s direct factory ordering process, Austin has realized an average savings of $1,300 per electric vehicle and has purchased more than 130 vehicles through the platform. Over 10% of the City’s 6,800 vehicles that have electric options available have been converted to electric, and the local transit agency aims to have a fully electric bus fleet by 2032.
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.