In 2012, Andrew Mitchell, an eco-preneur started GeaZone – an all-electric delivery service based in Victoria, B.C. Beginning with only an electric tricycle, Andrew quickly grew the business and expanded to what’s now 2 E-trikes, 3 Nissan Leafs, and 2 Smith Electric Trucks. They have continued to double their growth annually, and are the first delivery company to sign the [...]
The City of Surrey knows EVs are the future of transportation. This commitment was addressed through their 2008 Sustainability Charter and 2010 Corporate Emissions Action Plan. In 2011, Surrey became the first major city in Canada to host a publicly accessible EVSE. They also began piloting a Nissan Leaf that same year. It would be a few more years before EVs [...]
The Antelope Valley Transit Authorityreceived big news in November 2014. The board that governs the AVTA decided that all buses in the fleet will be replaced by 2018 with electric buses. With $39 million (USD) coming from Federal and State agencies to cover some cost, the AVTA will need to identify additional sources. In the end it is estimated to be [...]
The City of Seattle fleet is made up of more than 4,000 vehicles, 87 of which are battery electric. Expanding the number of electric vehicles is an ongoing effort that has the city has promoted in lockstep with its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. It has more than 80 Level 2 chargers and is in the midst of a large [...]
Watch the webcast of the first West Coast Electric Fleets webinar from October 22. It features presentations from the Antelope Valley Transit, Foothill Transit and Washington State Department of Transportation. The theme of the webinar was "ZEV Buses in Transit Fleets." Click "pop-out" below to view the presentation slides.
Watch the webcast of the West Coast Electric Fleets webinar from September 24. The central theme is "Complete Fleet Conversions," and it features presentations from Secure America's Future Energy's Energy Secure Cities Coalition and the city of Indianapolis. Click "pop-out" below to view the presentation slides.
Watch the webcast of the West Coast Electric Fleets webinar from August 27. The central theme is "Integrating ZEVs into your Fleet," and it features presentations from California Department of General Services and the city of Surrey, British Columbia. Click "pop-out" below to view the presentation slides.
Clean Cities coalitions work to reduce petroleum use in communities across the country. Led by Clean Cities coordinators, coalitions comprise businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. https://cleancities.energy.gov/coalitions/
This website provides information on the "West Coast Electric Highway" - an extensive network of DC fast charging stations located every 25 to 50 miles along Interstate 5 and other major roadways on the West Coast. The West Coast Electric Highway includes British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. http://www.westcoastgreenhighway.com/electrichighway.htm
This website provides maps and data, case studies, reports and a vehicle cost calculator. The in-depth information on residential PEV charging technology is useful for homeowners and renters alike. https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_charging_home.html
With a focus on public charging infrastructure, this website provides maps and data, case studies, reports, a vehicle cost calculator and an alternative fueling station locator. https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html#/find/nearest?fuel=ELEC
This map shows alternative fueling station locations across the United States including electric and hydrogen. It also provides a route planning feature by fuel type. https://afdc.energy.gov/stations/#/find/nearest