The Phoenix, Arizona, City Council has voted to adopt its Transportation Electrification Action Plan, which will help the city prepare to have 280,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, according to a press release. That total is meant to include all EVs in the city. Part of the plan includes a recommendation to purchase 200 light-duty EVs for the city's public fleet by 2030, so the city can lead by example. It also includes evaluating the performance of newly introduced medium- and heavy-duty EVs for the city fleet, and installing charging infrastructure for its 200 planned EVs.
The plan details steps the city will take to achieve its goals.
Government Fleet previously reported that for its light-duty EV deployment plan, the report recommends the city develop criteria for replacing its internal combustion engines (ICEs) with EVs, identify a funding plan for vehicle purchases, and train vehicle operators and fleet technicians on proper vehicle operation and maintenance, among other steps. These will be completed this year.
For medium- and heavy-duty EVs, the report recommends the city pilot new models in 2023 to evaluate performance. It will also develop criteria for replacing ICE vehicles with EVs or other zero-emission vehicle by 2024.
For charging infrastructure, the report recommends the city evaluate its infrastructure and power needs this year, install 30 or more fleet charging ports in 2023, 70 or more by 2025, and 100 more by 2030.
“[This is] an ambitious plan, and will have many partners along the way," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The future of mobility is happening now in Phoenix, and we are investing to be top-in-the-nation for a concentration of manufacturers and parts providers that will create quality jobs for our residents."