Identify the agencies, officials, and partners whose buy-in, input, resources, and expertise you’ll need for fleet electrification.
These decision makers, stakeholders, and partners will identify the pathways, policies, and processes by which to meet fleet electrification goals. Key decision makers and partners include the governor’s office, fleet managers, fleet maintenance staff, state sustainability and/or climate staff, agency heads, finance department staff, vehicle operators, and representatives from relevant public utilities. A core team should meet regularly to track progress toward fleet electrification goals, troubleshoot when barriers arise, identify funding opportunities, and review cost savings and emissions reductions.
Utilities are invaluable partners in transportation electrification. They can help determine power needs, site charging infrastructure, advise on charging rates and schedules, and provide expertise on vehicle-to-grid technologies.
Cities can also serve as valuable partners to states, as many cities have fleet electrification goals, sustainability goals, and carbon emissions reduction targets. Cities can share lessons learned and best practices and participate in group-buys of electric vehicles to reduce procurement costs.
State of Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise Services, Contracts & Services website.
SMART Columbus Public Fleet EV Adoption: Six Things to Consider, (Apr. 5, 2021)
Bill HB552 (2021) of Hawaii’s 13th legislature addressing climate change mitigation, clean ground transportation goal, and motor vehicle requirements.
World Resources Institute, The Electric Vehicles on the Grid Simulator enables users to evaluate the potential electric vehicle (EV) load impacts on the low-voltage distribution grid at specific sites and plan for future capacity upgrades. Additionally, the tool can be used to quantify the effects of different vehicle-grid integration technologies to alleviate the peak capacity […]
Department of Energy (DOE), Alternative Fuels Data Center, Tool for Alternative Fueling Station Locator
West Coast Electric Fleets, Webinar on scaling up infrastructure for an electric fleet in Seattle, (Feb. 2017)
NREL’s EV Champion Training Series webinars; this course focuses on the basics of EV technology and financial considerations important for agencies considering fleet electrification
Central Sierra Zero Emission Vehicle Readiness Plan prepared by Center for Sustainable Energy for Tuolumne County Transportation Council, (Sept. 2019)
A 2018 case study on the City of Atlanta’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, NYC Fleet Chargers General Public Access is an initial trial program to offer general public access to fleet chargers located in publicly accessible locations, (updated Apr. 15, 2021)
City of Coral Gables, EV and EV Charging Infrastructure Implementation Guidelines: describes things to consider when trasitioning fleets to EVs and designing charging infrastructure.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Guidelines for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at State-Owned Facilities (revised Mar. 26, 2021).
Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, Analysis of Fleet Sustainability, 2018
ChargePoint, a blog post that describes different options for how to charge more EVs with power management, (July 18, 2017)
Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.