Electric Vehicle Toolkit
Agencies around Marin are adding electric vehicles to their fleet and installing or upgrading electric vehicle charging equipment. This toolkit has been developed to assist your agency to make the shift too.
The Transportation Authority of Marin is here to assist agencies towards adding more electric vehicles including plug-in hybrids to their fleet and installing the right level of charging equipment. By taking advantage of resources and incentives, agencies can simplify the process and save thousands of dollars along the way.
Agencies throughout Marin are driving towards a more sustainable future as they advance their fleets with electric vehicles and EV chargers. The Transportation Authority of Marin is here to guide agencies as they advance their concept to a completed project. TAM is assisting Marin-based agencies by providing EV fleet and charging programs, and connecting them to relevant third party efforts that can help agencies in making the transition to electric transportation.
Check-out this video that highlights the County of Marin’s partnership with PG&E to grow their EV charging infrastructure and support expansion of their EV fleet.
Marin agencies have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from including e-bikes, scooters, sedans, trucks, buses, and other medium to heavy duty vehicles. Agencies do not have to convert 100% of their vehicles to electric in order to be effective. Adding just one or two EVs to a fleet can save thousands of dollars.
Benefits for Adding Electric Vehicles To A Fleet:
- Reduce overall fleet costs
- Reduce maintenance and fuel expenditures
- Minimize the impact of fluctuating gas prices
- EV incentives make purchasing/leasing more affordable
- Federal, state, and local EV incentives are available for agencies who wish to purchase or lease an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid
- Make your agency a leader
- Agencies who add EVs to their fleet can serve as positive examples of what to do. This attention could turn into a positive news coverage for the agency.
Check out the Agency EV Fleet and EV Charging Equipment Toolkit from TAM in the general resources tab.
Electric Vehicle Service Equipment can support both battery-electric vehicles and hybrid-electric vehicles. Grants and incentives are available to cover as much of the cost as possible. TAM can connect agencies with available funding sources.
There are three levels of charging that agencies can use including:
- Level 1 charging: Slowest charging with the longest dwell time. All that’s needed is a standard 120-volt outlet and the charging cable that comes with the vehicle. Provides an average of 4 miles of range per hour.
- Level 2 charging: Faster and commonly found for public and at-work charging. Requires a 240 volt plug. Provides an average of 25 miles of range per hour.
- Level 3 charging: The fastest and quickest. DC Fast Chargers are used for public charging stations and can provide 80% charge in 30 minutes.
Benefits of Installing and Upgrading EV Charging Equipment:
- Provides a cheaper “fuel” source than gas or diesel
- Can utilize existing infrastructure to support EV charging
- Funding and rebates are available for all types of EV charging stations from state and local agencies including TAM and MCE.
Check out the Agency EV Fleet and EV Charging Equipment Toolkit from TAM in the general resources tab.
Provided by TAM:
- TAM Agency EV and EV Charging Toolkit
- EV Fleet and EV Charging Slide Deck for Agencies to Use to Discuss EV Projects
- Reserve EV Fleet Rebate Sample Letter
- Reserve EV Charging Grant Sample Letter
General EV Resources:
- State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets from U.S. Department of Energy – https://epact.energy.gov/
- California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – cleanvehiclerebate.org/
- California Air Resources Board – driveclean.ca.gov
- Clean Cities Coalition Network – https://cleancities.energy.gov/about/
- Benefits of Electric for All – https://www.electricforall.org/
- American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy – State and Local Policy Database – https://database.aceee.org/state/fleets
EV Fleet Incentives:
- Marin Clean Energy EV Rebate – mcecleanenergy.org/ev-drivers/#EVrebate
- BAAQMD EV Rebate – baaqmd.gov/funding-and-incentives/residents/clean-cars-for-all
- PGE Fleet Program – .pge.com/en_US/large-business/solar-and-vehicles/clean-vehicles/ev-fleet-program/ev-fleet-program.page
- State of California Green Fleet Joint Purchase Project – https://www.green.ca.gov/fleet
- California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – Fleet and Business Vehicle Rebates – https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/fleet
- Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – Public Fleets – https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/fleet/public-agencies
- Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – Apply for Public Fleet Rebates – https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/fleet/eligibility
- Climate Mayors EV Collaborative – https://driveevfleets.org/
- Electricity Laws and Incentives in California – https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/laws/ELEC?state=CA
- California Laws and Incentives – https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/all?state=CA
- Business EV Rate Plans from PG&E – https://www.pge.com/en_US/small-medium-business/energy-alternatives/clean-vehicles/ev-charge-network/electric-vehicle-rate-plans.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_businessevrate
EV Fleet Resources:
- Municipal Fleet Electrification Planning Tool – https://evfleet.tools/fleet-assessment/
- Which Vehicles Should I Replace with EVs? –https://www.government-fleet.com/326191/which-vehicles-should-i-replace-with-evs
- Plug-in Electric Vehicle Handbook for Fleet Managers from U.S. Department of Energy – https://afdc.energy.gov/files/pdfs/pev_handbook.pdf
- AchiEVe: Model State & Local Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption – Policy Toolkit – https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/program/documents/EV%20Policy%20Toolkit.pdf
- EV Smart Fleets: Capturing the Federal EV Tax Credit for Public Fleets – A Case Study of a Multi-jurisdictional Electric Vehicle Fleet Procurement in Alameda County, California- https://www.georgetownclimate.org/files/report/Capturing-the-Federal-EV-Tax-Credit-for-Public-Fleets.pdf
- Office of Fleet and Asset Management – https://www.dgs.ca.gov/OFAM
- California Office of Sustainability Electric VEhicle Supply Equipment Guide – https://www.dgs.ca.gov/OS/Resources/Page-Content/Office-of-Sustainability-Resources-List-Folder/Electric-Vehicle-Charging-Infrastructure
- Greening Your Fleet Operations – from the California Air Resources Board – https://driveclean.ca.gov/fleets
- Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook Toward 1.5 million ZEVs on California Roadways by 2025 – https://www.opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf
- West Coast Electric Fleets – West Coast Fleets Are Leading the Way in Advancing ZEVs – http://www.westcoastelectricfleets.com/
- Adding E-Bikes in Fleets: Webinar from West Coast Electric Fleets – http://www.westcoastelectricfleets.com/e-bikes-in-fleets/
- Benefits of ZEVs for Fleets – http://www.westcoastelectricfleets.com/benefits-of-zevs/
- California Public Utilities Commission – Zero-Emission Vehicles – https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/zev/
- California Agencies to Expand Plug-in EV Use – https://www.government-fleet.com/132081/california-agencies-to-expand-plug-in-ev-use
- California Commits Billions to Advance EV Programs – https://www.ttnews.com/articles/california-commits-billions-advance-ev-programs
EV Fleet Examples from Around California:
- Zero-Emission Vehicle Readiness and Implementation Plan – San Bernardino Council of Governments by Center for Sustainable Energy – https://www.gosbcta.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SBCOG-ZEV-Plan_Final-10-4-19_Online-3.pdf
- Southern California Cities Plug Into Charge Ready EV Program – https://energized.edison.com/stories/southern-california-cities-plug-into-charge-ready-ev-program
- San Joaquin Valley PEV Readiness Plan – http://valleyair.org/grants/documents/pev/6-25-14/san_joaquin_valley_pev_readiness_plan.pdf
- City of Sacramento Electric Vehicle Strategy –https://www.cityofsacramento.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Public-Works/Electric-Vehicles/EVStrategy_171206_FINAL_DRAFT_CityOfSacramento.pdf?la=en
- City and County of San Francisco Alternative Fuel Vehicle Readiness Plan – https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_tr_final_sf_arv_13_053.pdf
- Electric Vehicle Adoption in the Cities and County of San Mateo –http://www.sanmateocourt.org/documents/grand_jury/2018/electric_vehicle.pdf
EV Charging Incentives:
- MCE Charger Rebate – mcecleanenergy.org/ev-charging/
- BAAQMD Charge! Rebate – baaqmd.gov/funding-and-incentives/businesses-and-fleets/charge
- HVIP EVSE incentives https://www.californiahvip.org/infrastructure/#infrastructure-incentives
- PG&E EV Fleet Charging Rebate – https://www.pge.com/en_US/large-business/solar-and-vehicles/clean-vehicles/ev-fleet-program/ev-fleet-program.page
- CALeVIP – Find EV Charger Incentive Projects in California – https://calevip.org/find-project
EV Charging Resources:
- Estimates on EV Charging Cost – theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCT_EV_Charging_Cost_20190813.pdf
- Alternative Fueling Station Locator – Alternative Fuels Data Center – https://afdc.energy.gov/stations/#/find/nearest
- Ready, Set, Charge, Fleets! – EV Fleet Deployment Strategies – https://www.prospectsv.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Ready-Set-Charge-Fleets-EV-Fleet-Guide.pdf
- EV Charging Stations Open Access California Senate Bill 454 – https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/electric-vehicle-charging-stations-open-access-senate-bill-454
- Permit for Charging Equipment Installation (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) – https://afdc.energy.gov/files/pdfs/EV_charging_template.pdf
- Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook – https://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/zev_guidebook.pdf?1436996039
- Bay Area and Monterey Bay Regions Local Best Practices Document from Bay Area Air Quality Management District – https://www.baaqmd.gov/~/media/files/strategic-incentives/ev-ready/best-practices-document-final-online.pdf
- Northern California EV Chargers Map – https://www.cleanfuelconnection.com/northern-california-ev-charger-location-map.html
EV Charging Examples from Around California:
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at State Properties – https://businessportal.ca.gov/zero-emission-vehicle-program/electric-vehicle-charging-stations-at-state-properties/
- California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projections: 2017-2025 – https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy18osti/70893.pdf
- City of Sacramento – EV Charging at City Facilities – https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Public-Works/Electric-Vehicle-Initiatives/EV-Charging-at-City-Facilities
- City of San Diego’s EV Charging Stations – https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/clean-and-renewable-energy/evcharging
- San Diego Rolls Out $107.4 Million for Large Vehicle Charging Stations – https://www.ttnews.com/articles/san-diego-rolls-out-1074-million-large-vehicle-charging-stations
- Contra Costa Electric Vehicle Readiness Blueprint – https://www.ccta.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CCTA-EV-Blueprint.pdf
- Customer Voices: Marin County’s Dana Armanino On How EV Charging Helps California Reach Its Sustainability Goals – https://www.chargepoint.com/blog/customer-voices-marin-countys-dana-armanino-how-ev-charging-helps-california-reach-its/