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Village of Stickney

North Attleboro School Department
Town of Hopedale
Town of Sharon

New Jersey
Allentown Borough
Westampton Township

New York
Town of Skaneateles

Amity Township Police Department
Cornplanter Township
Hughesville Borough Authority
Marion Township
Muncy Township
Paradise Township
Town of McCandless
Upper Chichester Twp.
Upper Paxton Township
West Mifflin

Metropolitan Transit Authority

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Government Fleet and the Impact of Electric Cars

The vehicle market has been pivoting towards a more fuel-efficient, carbon-reducing direction over the past several years. Now not only are manufacturers on board with this change, but so are government fleet administrators.

In 2013, eight states across the country began working together to change the way customers looked at buying vehicles. Representing 25% of the nation’s car market, these states collaboratively promoted electrical vehicle purchases.

California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont have worked towards implementing more readily available charging stations that are just as convenient as traditional gas stations. Additionally, they looked into reducing toll fees for electric cars and even created “preferred” parking.

The New York Times recently reported on New York City’s announcement of plans to build the largest municipal fleet of electric cars in the country by 2025. The City of Los Angeles Police Department was loaned a Tesla Motors Model S P85D so the deparments technical experts can determine how electric cars can support their future needs.

Electric Government Fleet
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Though all well and good for the consumer, how do you expect to effect mass change with only a few incentives?

Government fleets across the nation have chosen to be the driving force behind change, by being the first to make the change.

It’s no secret that the Obama Administration has made it a point to tackle climate change and reduce the reliance on oil-consumption. In fact, it was the White House and Edison Electric Institute who arranged for over 120 businesses, nonprofits and more to move from gas-fueled vehicles to electric cars.

But how does growing a government fleet of electric cars truly impact us?

Improve Energy Efficiency

Since the 1970s, the United States has been the leading consumer of energy, but the rate of consumption has been slowly declining.

There are many reasons for optimizing your energy use, but none more so than creating energy security.

Energy security refers to the level of national security based on the availability of natural resources for energy. Modern economies function on having access to cheap energy, but when the distribution of energy supplies among countries becomes unevenly distributed, this can lead to national vulnerabilities.

Reducing our energy dependence directly impacts the amount of energy we need to consume and thereby works towards balancing the scale between need and availability.

Save Money

When it comes to electric cars, another benefit for government fleet is how much money can be saved on fuel expenditure. Over the course of 8 years, if you were to travel 15,000 miles/year in a Ford Focus ST, your fuel cost would be approximately $16,222.

Over the same period of time, using a Ford Focus Electric, you would only spend $5,067. That’s a total savings of approximately $11,155 [Source: Ford.com]. In addition to reducing energy expenditure, there’s the benefit of saving over $11k over eight year’s time.

In terms of governmental impact, this means that taxpayers are able to reap the rewards of the declining expenditure, and the carbon footprint is minimizing as well.

Real World Case Study

To further express the impact of an electric government fleet, let’s look at the City of Indianapolis’s partnership with Vision Fleet.

In an effort to promote a more energy efficient fleet, Indianapolis partnered with Vision Fleet to upgrade 425 of their sedans to plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Over the course of a seven-year lease contract, the city will save $8.7 million.

Traditionally speaking, the average cost of a government owned and run, gasoline-powered sedan costs taxpayers approximately $9,000 annually per vehicle. This includes the cost to purchase, fuel, maintain and insure the vehicle.

On the other hand, making the swap to electric vehicles in their government fleet is estimated to cost approximately $7,400 annually. Over a 10-year period of time, this would generate a taxpayer’s savings of $1,600 per year, per vehicle.

Moreover, the  city’s upgrade to plug-in hybrid vehicles has already created an average savings of 53 gallons of gasoline each month. With 425 electric vehicles preparing to hit the streets, there is a projected savings of at least 560 gallons annually. Over the next 10 years, this will translate into 2.2 million gallons of gasoline saved and a total savings of $8.7 million.

As the governments’ incentives for electric cars continue to expand, and governments themselves start implementing change within their own ranks, only time will tell if American consumers will follow suit.

From reducing dependency on oil to improve energy security, the government officials are also promoting new ways for American families to cut fuel costs and carbon pollution simultaneously.

The commitment from the government to actively implement these changes shows consumers just how invested they, and the surrounding municipalities, are to the future of electric cars.


Welcome New Municibid Sellers in December

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Dartmouth Fire District 3
Town of Andover MA
Town of Middleborough

New Hampshire
Peterborough Fire & Rescue
Town of Hancock

New Jersey
South Brunswick Board of Education

New York
Bath Central School District

Antis Township
Bethlehem Townshp PPIS Division
Borough Of McSherrystown
Collinsburg Volunteer Fire Company
Delaware Township
East Chillisquaque TWP
Elizabethville Borough
Friendship Fire & Hose Co 1
Hallam Borough
Hancock fire Co
Harris Township
Lurgan Township
Midd-West School District
Nottingham Fire Department
Rockledge Borough
Township of Falls
Whitpain Township Police Department

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Welcome New Municibid Sellers in November

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Bridgewater Highway Department
Brockton Fire Department
Lynnfield Water District
Marblehead Schools
Palmer Public Schools
Town of East Bridgewater
Town of Ludlow Police Department

New Jersey
Borough of Bloomsbury

Beaver Township
Borough of Turtle Creek
Elizabethtown Area Water Authority
Fairless Hills Fire Department
Ford City Borough
Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Mahoning Township
North Middleton Twp Vol Fire Co 1
Ransom Township
Ross Township
West Hanover Twp.
York Township Fire Department


Welcome New Municibid Sellers in October

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Athol-Royalston Regional School District
Bellingham Public Schools
Boston EMS
City of Brockton

New Jersey
City of Long Branch
Perth Amboy Fire Department

Abington Regional Wastewater Authority
Baden Borough
Borough of Lehighton
Borough of Midway
Borough of Sugarcreek
Brush Valley Township
Columbia Borough School District
Conemaugh Township Municipal Authority
Eddystone Borough
Honey Brook Borough
Kempton Fire Company
Laureldale Borough
Mahoning Township
Middletown Area School District
Northumberland Borough Sewer Department
Slate Belt Regional Police Department
South Greensburg Borough

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Welcome New Municibid Sellers in September

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Bechtelsville Borough
Bell Acres Borough
Borough of Freedom
Borough of South Coatesville
Cokeburg Boro
Darby Borough Police Department
Davison Township
Dorrance Townhip
Doylestown Borough Public Works
Fox Chapel Borough
Franklin Township Beaver County
Norwich Township
Otto Township Volunteer Fire Department
Plainfield Township
Providence Township
Reserve Township
Walker Township
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority

Knoxville Community Dev Corp

City of Hudson Oaks

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Welcome New Municibid Sellers in August

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St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office

Town of Kingston

Chevy Chase Village

New Hampshire
Groton Police Department

Bethlehem Public Library
Borough of Thornburg
City of Corry
Clinton Township
Elmhurst Township Sewer Authority
Frankstown Township
Nottingham Township
The Borough of West York
Upper Saucon Township
Zerbe Township


Welcome new Municibid sellers for July!

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Comm High School District 218
Rochelle Water Reclamation Facility

Porter Public Works

City of Malden MA
Dedham Fire Department
Thomas Crane Public Library (City of Quincy MA)
Town of Sutton
Town of West Bridgewater Water Dept

North Carolina
City of Lowell

New York
Lattingtown Village
Town of Palatine

Franklin Township

Borough of Wernersville
Cherrytree Township Venango County
Earl Township Sewer Authority
Upper Gwynedd Township
Warwick Township Water & Sewer Authority
West Providence Township
Western Berks Regional PD
York Area United Fire and Rescue


Welcome new Municibid sellers for June!

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City of Bryant- Finance

Town of Bennett

Saint James Parish Hospital

Town of West Newbury
Town of Whatley

New Jersey
Borough of Englishtown

New York
Town of Greece
Village of Dolgeville

Berwick Township
Finleyville Borough
Lancaster Parking Authority
Lake Township


Welcome new Municibid sellers for May!

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City of Bryant – Parks

Town of Hamilton Fire Dept.
Town of Nahant

New Jersey
Bay Head Borough (NJ)

New York
Heritage Centers

Atglen Borough
Borough of Conshohocken Police Department
Borough of Marietta
City of Philadelphia Aviation
Leet Township
Londonderry Twp Bedford County
Lower Burrell VFC #3
Lower Pottsgrove Township Authority
Mount Carmel Borough
Mount Union Borough
Northwest Regional Police Department
School District of Haverford Township
Sugar Notch Borough
Temple University
Union Township
Upper Perk Police Department
Village of Hobart