4.2.9 Purchasing Electric Fleets

LPDD Recommendation: “Governmental and private entities should continue to use their purchasing power to increase demand for EVs.”

Seattle Green Fleet Program

Seattle Public Utilities plans to use a fossil fuel-free, primary collection fleet by early 2020. The SPU “Green Fleet” will be made up of close to 200 contractor trucks powered by electricity, renewable natural gas and renewable diesel.

New York’s SB 5820

Requires the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to study and make recommendations regarding the state's electric vehicle inventory and improvements to the state's electric vehicle infrastructure.

Oregon’s SB 1044

Allows schools to use an existing funding source to purchase electric buses and charging stations. The legislation also requires all light-duty vehicles owned or leased by the state of Oregon be EVs by 2029.

California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Extends traditional rebates to private purchasers of EVs to public entities operating light duty vehicles, while funds are available.