White House recognizes West Coast leadership
“Under the leadership of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., California is leading by example to increase our government fleet of zero-emission vehicles to reduce carbon emissions at the state level,” said California Department of General Services Director Daniel C. Kim. “We’re also accelerating installation of electric vehicle charging stations across both the public and private sector.”
California joined other West Coast states and cities and a growing list of private fleets committed to increasing adoption of ZEVs as a way to accelerate a low-carbon economy and infrastructure through the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC). In tandem, West Coast Electric Fleets, a joint initiative of the PCC, announced the launch of a new partnership tier for the increasing commitments made by its public and private partner fleets: the Diamond Lane. This partnership tier is for fleets making a commitment at the highest level, with ZEVs comprising more than 10 percent of their fleet purchases.
West Coast Electric Fleets partner fleets in California made the following commitments to scale up ZEV adoption:
West Coast Electric Fleets serves as a peer network, helping fleet managers and owners meet their ambitious goals for fleet electrification by sharing best practices for their adoption. Today’s commitments are a move by the public sector to lead by example, and help accelerate the broader market for ZEVs through purchasing vehicles and investing in charging infrastructure.
West Coast fleets also joining the Obama Administration in committing to ambitious fleet adoption goals were:
West Coast Electric Fleets is an initiative of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), a joint initiative of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia to accelerate a vibrant, low-carbon economy on the West Coast. West Coast Electric Fleets helps “demystify” zero emissions vehicles by deploying tools and resources for public and private fleet managers to quickly and accurately access incentives and resources to assist with procurement. www.westcoastelectricfleets.com