8 Jul, 2017

Integrating ZEVs: A California Department of General Services Case Study

“While we only make up a small portion of Governor Brown’s vision to put 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California’s roads, state government should lead by example and DGS is excited to be working with all state government agencies to be at the forefront of these efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen our dependency on fossil fuels.” [...]

22 Feb, 2017

Scaling Up Infrastructure for an Electric Fleet (A City of Seattle Fleet Profile)

At the 9:45 mark you'll want to pause the above video and view the one below. Andrea Pratt (Green Fleet Program Manager) and Chris Bast (Climate Policy Adviser) give an overview of how the City of Seattle is scaling up infrastructure for their electric fleet. Topics include: electrical and charging infrastructure in the central garage, DC fast charging at a city maintenance [...]

5 Jan, 2016

Partner Fleet Profile: City of Vancouver – EV Fleet Management

In 2009, the City of Vancouver was one of the first to pilot the Mitsubishi i-MiEV as part of their fleet. By 2012, the number of EVs in the city’s fleet grew from 1 to 17, not including the electric bikes and scooters used by staff to get to and from meetings. The city currently has 31 EVs in the [...]

4 Jan, 2016

Partner Fleet Profile: Fraser Valley Regional District – Making the Case for EVs

In 2013, the Fraser Valley Regional District planned for the future by installing a dual-port charging station at their Chilliwack, B.C. office. Two years later, they put out a tender for their first electric vehicle (EV) in their fleet. In order to understand the costs and benefits of an EV, the FVRD conducted a business case study comparing a variety [...]

22 Dec, 2015

Partner Fleet Profile: GeaZone – All Electric Delivery Service

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 [...]

22 Dec, 2015

Partner Fleet Profile: City of Surrey – Leveraging Partners in EV Adoption

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 [...]

22 Dec, 2015

Partner Fleet Profile: Antelope Valley Transit Authority – All-in on Electric Buses

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 [...]

2 Dec, 2015

Partner Fleet Profile: EVs Save City of Seattle Fleet Money and Improve Overall Infrastructure

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 [...]