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March 25, 2019
Fleet Electrification Generates Big Savings 
Source: NYC DCAS 
Cities working to electrify their fleets are seeing significant savings, according to recent data from New York. Last week, news broke that the maintenance costs on all-electric fleet vehicles operated by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) are as much as 88 percent lower than hybrid and gas-powered fleet vehicles.

The results of an analysis of over 1,800 fleet vehicles for 2018 revealed the all-electric Chevy Bolts in the fleet had the lowest average annual maintenance cost of all vehicles at $205. Gas-powered vehicles had average annual maintenance costs above $1,000. The average annual maintenance cost of a DCAS Nissan Leaf was 76 percent lower than the gas-powered Ford Fusion. Savings associated with electric vehicles over their hybrid and gasoline counterparts hold up even when accounting for higher vehicle purchase prices and charging stations. Calculations including these elements reflect a 21 percent cumulative savings for a DCAS Leaf compared to the Fusion.

The DCAS operates almost 550 charging stations with plans to add fast charging stations by 2020. Statewide, New York has plans to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and deploy charging infrastructure under the Charge NY plan administered by the New York State Energy Research Association (NYSERDA). Progress on EV and charging infrastructure deployment in New York can be tracked through the EValuateNY tool, created by Atlas Public Policy for NYSERDA.

NYC is far from the only city banking on savings from fleet electrification. Spearheaded by the Smart Columbus initiative, the City of Columbus has set a goal to add 300 EVs to the municipal fleet by 2020. The city was the winner of the 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge and received grants totaling $50 million to transform their transportation system. This grant supports an innovative lease financing model that draws on several sources of funding to accelerate EV adoption and is outlined in a case study written by Atlas as part of our work for Smart Columbus. City officials are hosting a webinar on March 26th to share experiences from its EV procurement efforts.

As cheaper electric vehicles enter the market, fleet owners can experience increased savings and continue to see the benefits of fleet electrification. Follow the updates to the Public Funding Awards and Public Requests Dashboards to track how municipalities and transit agencies are achieving electrification targets. Or you can run the numbers yourself using the Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool, a free resource available on EV Hub.
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EV Hub Adds Vermont Registration Data 
We're constantly adding new datasets to the EV Hub as well as improving your access to key data. We've just added vehicle registration data for Vermont to the EV & Charging Market Dashboard, marking the tenth state to join our effort to make these data available to all. The data from Vermont includes EV registrations by make and model at the ZIP code level. We'll be getting new data directly from the State of Vermont on a quarterly basis. Visit the dashboard to compare EV and charging deployment across 10 states. Please let us know what you think! 

Reminder: check out our Release Notes to see what's changed on EV Hub.
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EV Hub News

New Jersey Announces VW Settlement Funding for EV Charging and Electric Transit Buses

On February 28, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that $11.2 M of the state’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds had been allocated to electric vehicle charging stations and electric transit buses.

NJ TRANSIT will receive $8 million to purchase eight new electric transit buses to be used in the City of Camden. The remaining $3.2 million will fund 827 charging ports at 533 charging stations across the state as part of the It Pay$ to Plug In program. The funding will support 40 Level 1 charging stations, 487 Level 2 charging stations, and 6 DC fast charging stations. Read More Here

Hawaii Releases Draft Mitigation Plan

On Friday March 1st, the Hawaii  State Energy Office published its Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The plan was submitted to the Wilmington Trust back on January 9th but was only recently made publicly accessible on their website. Electrification accounted for 66 percent of the state’s $8.12 million from the settlement. Read More Here

Mississippi Releases VW Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

On February 15, 2019 the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released its draft mitigation plan that lays out the state’s strategy for spending its $9.87 million share of the Environmental Mitigation Trust. The breakdown of the spending priorities by mitigation action are below. Notably, Mississippi has allocated only 10% of the maximum 15% that can be allocated towards EVSEs. 

The MDEQ is holding three public hearings to allow the public comment on the plan. View the EV Hub Calendar event for details. Read More Here

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Upcoming Events

Three public hearings have been scheduled in March to provide opportunity for the public to comment on the state’s Mitigation Plan describing Mississippi’s goals and strategies in spending its portion of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. This is the third and final one. Read More Here

March 26th @ 1:30pm CST in the Batesville Public Library, Batesville, MS

Smart Columbus seeks to accelerate the city of Columbus’ commitment to introduce over 200 EVs into public fleets by 2020. To realize this goal, the City of Columbus has developed an innovative vehicle acquisition program. This webinar will highlight lessons learned from this program. Read More Here

March 26th @ 2:00pm EST 

Forth's TNC Campaign is targeted at rideshare drivers to increase awareness and educate drivers on the benefits of driving electric. The webinar will discuss the successes and challenges of current campaigns to electrify shared mobility. Read More Here

April 9th @ 10:00am PST 

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