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Public Fleet Electrification Planning Assistance Program

The Public Fleet Electrification Planning Assistance Program will help local public agencies plan their vehicle fleet transition to zero-emission vehicles.  

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Joey Kotfica

To help reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions in the Bay Area, MTC's Public Fleet Electrification Planning Assistance Program will help local government agencies plan their vehicle fleet transition from conventional gas and diesel engines to a zero-emission electric fleet.

Under the California Air Resources Board’s Advanced Clean Fleets and Advanced Clean Trucks rules, government vehicles must soon begin the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Starting in 2024, 50% of purchases of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must be zero-emission vehicles, ramping up to 100% of purchases by the year 2027. The passage of Advanced Clean Cars II regulations also emphasize the transition to zero-emission for light-duty fleet vehicles.

Many cities and counties lack the resources or expertise to prepare for this transition. MTC's Public Fleet Electrification Planning Assistance Program will help cities and counties plan for the transition, and better take advantage of current and future fleet electrification funding from the State of California. 

Staff Contact

James Choe, Climate Program Manager
Phone: (415) 778-6664
Email: jchoe@bayareametro.gov

Local Public Fleet Electrification Planning Technical Assistance

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MTC invited Bay Area local public agency to apply for Local Public Fleet Electrification Planning Technical Assistance by February 20, 2024. This program provides cities and counties with consultant assistance for public fleet electrification planning, such as assessing fleets, fleet replacement options, fueling and charging needs, infrastructure siting, costs and impacts, and transition actions. 

The program helps local public agencies meet state mandates to begin transitioning to clean fleets by 2024 and improves their ability to pursue current and future fleet electrification funding. For this planning assistance program, MTC will procure and contract with consultants to provide fleet electrification planning for selected local public agencies. Consultants will then work with the local agency staff to assess the fleet, evaluate the electrification options, and develop a fleet transition plan.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are Bay Area local public agencies that own and operate five or more vehicles or mobility devices (bikes, scooters, mopeds, etc.). Applications are simple and require only basic information about the fleet, key partners, and the need for planning assistance. 

Overview of Process

For this planning assistance program, MTC will be responsible for procuring and contracting with consultants for the selected public agencies. The contracted consultants will then complete fleet electrification planning for selected local public agencies. Consultants will deliver a standardized scope of work to assess an agency’s fleet and charging needs and prepare a fleet transition and infrastructure plan.

The standardized scope of work provided to selected local public agencies by consultants may include:

  1. An assessment of fleet baseline conditions (e.g., review of existing fleet plans and applicable policies, assessment of the current fleet, and engagement with fleet stakeholders to develop a robust fleet electrification plan)
  2. An evaluation of fleet electrification needs (e.g., vehicle and equipment replacement options, fleet charging needs and locations, etc.)
  3. A plan to transition the fleet (e.g., a vehicle replacement and procurement plan, an infrastructure development plan, coordination with relevant utility on proposed charging infrastructure, operations and maintenance plan, data collection and reporting plan, cost and impacts plan, financing plan, etc.)

Please note that the anticipated assistance activities listed above are subject to change. Final scope of work for each selected applicant may also depend on planning already completed by the applicant.