Government Fleet
February 17, 2023

Making the Switch: Adding EV Infrastructure

Adding electric vehicles (EVs) but trying to understand how to add the infrastructure needed for this change? We catch up with David Renschler, CPFP, who is fleet division manager for the city of Fairfield, California, where infrastructure changes are making way for the vehicles of the future. From his own city's experience, Renschler breaks down his insights and practical advice regarding EV charging equipment, infrastructure planning, cost recovery, safety, and the challenges of transitioning to an EV fleet.

Speakers: David Renschler, CPFP, fleet division manager, City of Fairfield, California

Topics discussed:

• Research and planning need for EV infrastructure.

• Challenges with adding new fleet infrastructure.

• Lessons learned when making the EV switch.

• Understanding your budget and where funding will come from.

• Vehicle replacement funds and how they play into infrastructure.

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱

0:00 Introduction

0:34 A background on Fairfield's fleet and what is currently happening to make the EV switch.

1:29 How the city's EV transition began and what changed in regards to infrastructure.

2:30 Infrastructure changes made to meet the city's needs.

6:18 What has been the top priority during this process?

12:40 Advice for fleets just getting started with infrastructure changes.

13:37 Is there anything that would have been done differently during this process?

15:07 Key takeaways when it comes to EV infrastructure.


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