EV Smart Fleets aims to develop an aggregate purchasing model for electric vehicles (EVs). Aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize their collective buying power. By developing a new type of buying system that could lower costs and expand product availability for EVs, this project supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and the work they do with nearly 100 local coalitions to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.
The Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool equips users with decision-relevant information on the financial viability and environmental impact of light-duty vehicle fleet procurements. The Microsoft Excel-based tool can evaluate a variety of procurement ownership structures, [...]
Public fleets can procure electric vehicles at a cost that is competitive with, or lower than, conventional vehicles under several conditions, according to the research and analysis conducted for this report. Declining costs of [...]
The deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) can help fleets to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions and lower operating costs associated with maintenance and fueling. However, EV procurement by fleets has been limited by [...]
This case study reviews a multi-jurisdictional electric vehicle (EV) procurement. Alameda County, California, led a collective EV purchase of 90 EVs for ten county and municipal public fleets. The aggregate procurement resulted in the [...]