The Electrification Coalition recently released a new case study from the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (the Collaborative). This case study examines the factors leading to the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan’s adoption of 20 electric vehicles and the historic passage of their A2Zero Carbon Neutrality plan. Through the Collaborative’s resources, Ann Arbor city staff were able to identify suitable fleet vehicles for replacement, connect with other municipalities for development of an EV-Ready ordinance, and gather transit electrification research that contributed to the unanimous adoption of the Carbon Neutrality Plan.
The Collaborative is a joint effort by Climate Mayors, the Electrification Coalition and Sourcewell working towards accelerating the transition of city fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). By creating a new and innovative cooperative purchasing mechanism, the Collaborative can reduce major barriers to fleet electrification for cities and other public agencies. Climate Mayors is a network of over 400 U.S. mayors who are committed to taking meaningful action on climate change. The Electrification Coalition (EC) is the non-partisan, non-profit organization that leads implementation of the Climate Mayors’ transportation electrification initiative, leveraging its broad experience as a municipal partner in accelerating EV adoption on a mass scale. Sourcewell, a public procurement agency, facilitates a competitive solicitation and award process for vehicles and service equipment on behalf of their 50,000+ members across North America.
The Collaborative’s partners have come together to offer a one-stop platform which connects cities with a growing selection of EVs and charging stations, transparent pricing, policy guidance, technical resources, assessment tools, and financing options that can monetize the federal EV tax credit (a current challenge for public agencies) to support cities’ fleet electrification efforts. The Collaborative also provides cities with training, best practices, educational materials, and analysis to support the successful transition of municipal fleets to electric.
For more information about how your agency can partner with the Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative to take advantage of cooperative purchasing and rich technical assistance, please visit www.DriveEVfleets.org or call (800) 267-7830.