II. ESTABLISH EV MUNICIPAL FLEET GOALS
Local leaders can establish goals to electrify their fleets to save taxpayer dollars while reducing pollution and providing healthier outcomes for their citizens and the environment. The economic benefits of transitioning to electric fleets is an increasingly compelling reason for many municipal leaders. EVs provide an overall reduction in fuel costs and maintenance requirements so their total cost of ownership is frequently lower than traditional internal combustion vehicles.
Many local governments have a few EVs in their fleet and are examining the complete fleet transition to electric. Shifting city fleet vehicles requires coordination across a multitude of departments that have not traditionally been involved in fleet decisions. For example, in working out the charging infrastructure the public services department may be involved in engaging with the local utility; the public works department may help decide where to site the equipment; the finance department may handle the purchase of the units; and the information technology department may handle the wifi and software. Click on learn more to take a deeper look at fleet conversion considerations.