State Plug-in
Adoption Resource Kit

SPARK: State Plug-In Adoption Resource Kit

Electrifying state government fleets can save taxpayer dollars, reduce emissions, support market transformation, provide a visible example of electric vehicle technology at work, and cultivate EV champions who will help spread the word. SPARK, the State Plug-In Adoption Resource Kit, is an online database of resources and a step-by-step guide to help fleet managers and other state government officials incorporate EVs into their fleets.

Resources featured in SPARK’s searchable database include an inventory of fleet transition goals, policy guidance, case studies, legislation, technical support documents, and tools. Each step in the guide features a subset of recommended related resources from the database.

New resources, guidance, and information are added to SPARK when they become available, as policies change and the market continues to develop.

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8 STEPS TO ELECTRIFY YOUR FLEET

1

Assess the landscape

Assess and compile existing progress, goals, priorities, knowledge base, and barriers.

2

Set goals

Set targets and timelines for emissions reductions, cost savings, and fleet composition.

3

Identify decision makers

Identify the agencies, officials, and partners whose buy-in you’ll need for electrification.

4

Analyze fleet data

Calculate projected annual cost savings and emissions reductions.

5

Identify top opportunities

Identify vehicle applications best suited for EVs, based on emissions reductions, cost savings, duty cycles, and vehicle availability.

6

Assess charging needs

Determine your fleet’s charging equipment needs and develop cost estimates for purchase and installation.

7

Develop EV procurement and operation policies

Develop policies to guide vehicle procurement, operation, maintenance, and charging.

8

Reinvest savings

Develop a multi-year budget that identifies cost savings and reinvests them into future EV acquisitions.