Case Studies

Case Studies

This case study examines the factors leading to the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan’s adoption of 20 electric vehicles and the historic passage of their A2Zero Carbon Neutrality plan. Through the Collaborative’s resources, Ann Arbor city staff were able to identify suitable fleet vehicles for replacement, connect with other municipalities for development of an EV-Ready ordinance, and gather transit electrification research that contributed to the unanimous adoption of the Carbon Neutrality Plan.

This case study examines the factors precipitating the City of Binghamton, New York’s, purchase of two all-electric fleet vehicles, a first for the municipality. Binghamton was also the first city to complete its EV procurement through the Collaborative, spearheading a growing cohort of municipalities across the United States that are demonstrating their commitment to emissions reductions and advanced transportation by utilizing the Collaborative’s convenient procurement solution.

In 2018, the Chula Vista City Council voted to acquire thirty-four new fleet vehicles, including fourteen battery electric vehicles and twenty plug-in hybrid models to replace aging, gasoline-powered cars and trucks that are less reliable and cost more to maintain. These EVs are among the first to be purchased through the Collaborative. This case study examines the motivations behind the City’s decision to electrify its fleet with the help of the Climate Mayors EV Purchasing Collaborative.

This case study examines the factors leading up to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio’s purchase of three all-electric fleet vehicles, two Nissan LEAFs and one Chevrolet Bolt. The purchase comes as part of the city’s aim to reduce overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 2006 levels by 2050. Using both the Collaborative’s competitive prices on suitable vehicles through Sourcewell and access to a network of policy and technical expertise through the EC, the city has committed to purchasing 20 EVs this year.

This case study examines the factors leading to the City of Winter Park, Florida’s purchase of five all-electric fleet vehicles to be used by the City’s building inspectors. Utilizing the Collaborative’s competitive leasing prices on 2020 Nissan LEAFs, the City saved $6,000 over the Florida state contract and has budgeted for five new Level 2 charging stations to be installed on City-owned property.