Public fleets are seeing huge benefits from the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). By eliminating fuel consumption, EVs reduce costs to fleets, promote energy independence and help protect the environment. Although EVs are increasingly becoming a successful application for fleets, higher incremental costs, procurement processes, and insufficient charging infrastructure remain as critical barriers to adoption.
EV Smart Fleets seeks to address these barriers by aggregating state and local fleet purchases for EVs and charging stations through a multi-state aggregated EV solicitation and procurement agreement. EV Smart Fleets will leverage the purchasing volume of public fleets across the country in order to reduce vehicle and infrastructure costs, improve contract terms, provide access to a wider range of EV models, and expand access to charging infrastructure. This multi-state procurement will be issued and managed by the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) through its ValuePoint Program.
How does it work?
EV Smart Fleets is comprised of a 16 state collaborative effort including an Automaker Advisory Council to develop the multi-state aggregated EV solicitation and procurement agreement that seeks to meet the needs of public fleets. Over the coming months, EV Smart Fleets will be engaging with state and local government fleet and procurement managers to solicit input for the development of a multi-state solicitation. The solicitation is expected to be finalized and issued by the NASPO through its Value Point Program in the summer of 2017.
Who can participate?
The EV Smart Fleets procurement will be open to all interested state, municipal, and other local government fleets.
The EV Smart Fleets Team
EV Smart Fleets is led by CALSTART and includes Atlas Public Policy, the California Department of General Services, the Georgetown Climate Center, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), Ross Strategic and 9 Clean Cities Coalitions. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, California Department of General Services, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.