Public Sector Fleet EV Procurement Examples


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 the higher up-front purchase costs and lack of availability of EVs compared to their gasoline counterparts. Many state and local [...]

Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool


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, vehicle types, and procurement scenarios. The tool compares procurements side-by-side on a cost-per-mile basis and provides an analysis of cash [...]

Capturing the Federal EV Tax Credit for Public Fleets


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 purchase of 64 Ford Focus EV sedans at $31,361 per vehicle and 23 Nissan LEAF EV sedans for $33,947 per [...]

Fleet Survey Results


The EV Smart Fleets team conducted a nationwide survey of fleets through this website in the fall of 2016. The survey results provided insights into fleet procurement and resulted in the identification of many opportunities and challenges to implementing a multi-state solicitation. Over 100 state, municipal, and county fleets from 18 states responded to [...]

Making Electric Vehicles Affordable for Fleets


Public fleets are seeing huge benefits from the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). By eliminating gas 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 [...]