Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative - Western States - Shared screen with speaker view
One of the challenges to implementing EVs is getting the recharging infrastructure in place. Has this group considered a collaborative purchasing agreemetn for charging equipment?
There is the WA State EVSE contract which has turn-key solutions. I've used it before. But the cost of installation is the issue...what is actually on site and available vs EV need.
Hi Lucia, This is a great qustion and vital when considering EV strategy in your fleet. Charging stations are available at a 15% discount through the Climate Mayors program
5 vendors are available to choose from on EV Charging stations
Thank you, I was not aware of this
Has anyone deployed a DC quick charge station at their municipal facilty as of yet and what was the ballpark cost?
For sure! also the vendors are willing to do as much or as little as is required. ie. if you would prefer to use a local contractor to do the install no problem, they can simply provide the equipment (at a discount of course) Or, if you would like they can do all of it
Hi Vic, I am more than happy to connect you with our partner city Coral Gables, FL which has several DC fast charging stations for their city fleet.
is there a sign in for pricing of the vehicles awarded on the sourcewell contract or are the prices I see using the link correct?
Hi Ken, Prices are listed on the site (some are not listed at the moment due to being between model years. If you click on a vehicle, you can also see specs and monthly prices if you decide to do a lease
Are your purchase decisions all made on the total cost of ownership? How have you overcome the focus on purchase price?
Hi Ken, Also the monthly lease prices include a price reduction from leveraging the Federal Tax Credit too!
it comes in the form of a Cap Cost Reduction at the outset of the lease
I see you were purchasing Biodiesel for heavy diesel viechles. Have you considered hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid heavy trucks?
i have a question for phillip. What kind of charging infrastructure does the city use and how are you tracking kwh charged per vehicle to keep metrics on mileage
Keep the questions coming! :)
Can you clarify the DCFC cost? Was that $16K average for the station and $80K for infrastructure?
This is awesome information. Thank you phillip
What are the profit possibilities when providing public charging?
Has Seattle increased the vehicle life cycle once moving to the EV's?
Have you encountered pushback from the police department while trying to advance the EV agenda and what strategy would you recommend to overcome that?
do you know the size range of cities that have committed to Mayors Electrification Coalition?
Good question, Ken! By population, I am not sure the smallest city but I know I have cities who are 30,000 who have committed. Vehicle commitments range from 1 vehicle to over 200.
Hi Ken, The Climate Mayors EV purchasing collaborative is currently engaged with 423 cities around the country. City sizes are all across the board, From New York City and Seattle of course to smaller cities all over the country.
Yes, Climate Mayors has a very wide range of members too as Jared mentioned.
As part of an upcoming announcement at the US Conference of Mayors, New models and vehicle classes will soon be available through the Purchasing Cooperative too!