Government Fleet Top News

Four West Coast Cities Seek to Purchase up to 24,000 EVs

January 10, 2017

Photo via Flickr/Marlordo59
Photo via Flickr/Marlordo59

Four West Coast mayors released a multi-city request to the automobile industry to meet their growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in municipal fleets.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have issued a Request for Information — the first step in a formal bidding process. The cities are seeking feedback from OEMs and upfitters regarding electrified transportation and port equipment. Depending on availability and pricing, the four cities could buy or lease up to 24,000 electric vehicles for their fleets.

All four mayors are members of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, an effort to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and support binding federal and global-level policymaking. Other members of the organization are invited to join this commitment to purchase more EVs, and any additional demand will be added as an appendix to the RFI in February.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Here's an EV question or two: How are you paying for the charging station? I have some interested parties in my city, but not an...

View Topic

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1025 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. This term typically refers to a system for keeping track of, and marketing to, prospects and customers.

Read more