Electric Vehicles Can be Ideal for Fleets
Plug-in electric vehicles are ideal for fleets, in the right application. They can save fleet managers substantial money on fuel, reduce maintenance costs and downtime, reduce operational cost fluctuations associated with volatile gas prices, and improve the organization’s environmental impact.
West Coast Electric Fleets: accelerating EV uptake in fleets
West Coast Electric Fleets (WCEF) is a free program to support fleets from California to British Columbia in expanding their use of electric vehicles. The initiative is designed to help fleet managers incorporate zero-emission vehicles and provide access to a peer-to-peer network to help operators learn from one another as they scale up use of electric vehicles and associated infrastructure. Fleets can access support by becoming a fleet parter for free. Over 50 leading vehicle fleets on the West Coast have joined. By signing the WCEF pledge, BC Fleets can now also take advantage of the Fleet Champions Program.
BC Fleet Champions Program
Are you a BC fleet operator with passion for being on the leading edge of fleet management? Sign the WCEF pledge to join the BC Fleet Champions Program. By joining the program, fleet champions will benefit from:
- free suitability assessments
- access to infrastructure incentives
- access to webinars / case studies
- opportunity to be profiled in open webinars
Read more about the Fleet Champions Program.
Since 2008, the Province of BC has been working with the Pacific Coast States (Washington, Oregon and California) under the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) to collaborate on clean energy, research and innovation, and development a sustainable regional economy. PCC jurisdictions have been working to develop a network of fueling locations that support clean, energy efficient vehicles. This network is referred to as the West Coast Green Highway, and the DC Fast charging stations in BC are part of that network. In 2013, British Columbia signed a Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy with the Pacific Coast States that includes a commitment to expand the deployment of zero emission vehicles, aiming for 10 percent of new vehicle purchases in public and private fleets by 2016.
To support the PCC goal, a West Coast Electric Fleets toolkit has been created to provide fleet managers access to resources. In addition, a fleet pledge has been developed to align organizations around a common goal. If your organization has a fleet and is interested in supporting the use of electric vehicles, consider signing on to the fleet pledge, and join a peer network of fleet managers and owners along the coast committed to supporting the use of ZEV technology. View the pledge online, or contact us here for more information.