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Clean Vehicle Projects

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Clean Vehicle Projects

Over 40 percent of the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. Municipalities can help reduce these emissions and save money by greening their fleet vehicles.

MAPC understands that, for fleet managers and public works directors, finding time to navigate the clean vehicle technology marketplace can be cumbersome. MAPC’s clean vehicle work aims to connect municipalities to existing opportunities and provide fleet managers and public works departments with the support needed to understand how clean fuel vehicles can best fit into their fleets. This includes helping municipalities understand potential opportunities for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, idle reduction technology, and aftermarket conversion technology.

The Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program is a part of the nationwide Fleets for the Future initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

MAPC handles the paperwork of packaging the vehicles with the most municipal demand into Requests for Quotes from vendors on the Statewide Contract, VEH102, to obtain the best prices vendors can offer. By participating, cities and towns will reduce the time investment needed to purchase clean vehicle technologies and get the best prices from vendors by buying in bulk.

Eligible public entities include: municipality, state agency, independent public authority, quasi-public agency, public library, public school or higher education institution, public hospital, public purchasing cooperative, or a non-profit certified organization working with the state of Massachusetts. This Program is also open to public entities outside of the state of Massachusetts. 

Download our program one pager to learn more. 

2016 - 2018

Nationwide Fleets for the Future Project

MAPC is one of five regional councils across the nation participating in the Fleets for the Future initiative through the National Association of Regional Councils.

Fleets for the Future (F4F) is a two year grant project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, that aims to support and accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles by reducing their incremental costs and building fleet capacity to plan procurements.

Learn more about national procurement opportunities available through F4F here.

Round II - Charging Stations

Vendors Awarded August 27, 2018

On July 16, 2018, MAPC issued a Request for Quotes (RFQ) for electric vehicle charging station equipment on behalf of the cities and towns of: Boston, Cambridge, Charlton, Concord, Lowell, Marlborough, Medway, and Newton. The RFQ is the second bulk purchase opportunity coordinated through the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program and sought pricing for six categories of electric vehicle charging stations, including both Level II and DCFC stations.

MAPC awarded low bid to two vendors on August 27, 2018. Verdek was awarded in Categories 1, 2, and 4, with a 13% discount off the total unit price in each category. Voltrek was awarded in Category 6, with a 7% discount off the total unit price. The awarded vendors' pricing will be held for the eight participating communities until November 25, 2018.

Download the Awarded Vendors Pricing & Summary.

Round II - Hybrid CONVERSIONS

Open on a rolling basis

MAPC is still accepting vehicle specifications to include in a potential group purchase for hybrid electric conversions for vans, pickup trucks, and work vehicles.

Aftermarket Conversions Specifications Form

Please submit completed specifications forms to Megan Aki as soon as possible to participate a potential bid for aftermarket conversions. If you would like assistance assessing opportunities to retrofit or up-fit vehicles in your fleet, please contact Megan Aki.

Submission of these forms are not considered binding agreements and do not bind any municipality to commit funds, purchase goods, or participate in the group purchase.

Round I - XL Hybrids

Ended January 25, 2018

In 2017, MAPC collaborated with the MA Department of Energy Resources and MA Operational Services Division on an agreement to aggregate state and municipal purchases of hybrid electric conversion systems offered under the statewide contract, VEH102.

This agreement was open to public entities in Massachusetts and nationwide, and offered both bulk and accelerated time-frame discounts for purchase orders submitted through VEH102. The pricing agreement was held for a six month period and ended January 25, 2018.

Download MAPC's Program FAQ to learn more about the program and eligible vehicle makes and models. 

In 2016, MAPC partnered with MA Operational Services Division and MA Department of Energy Resources to develop a statewide contract for advanced vehicle technologies. The contract, VEH102, is now available for use by all public entities in Massachusetts and nationwide. There are three service categories covered by this statewide contract:

  1. Electric vehicle supply equipment – e.g. charging stations
  2. Idle reduction technology
  3. Aftermarket conversion technology

Using the state’s online procurement system, COMMBUYS, cities and towns can access the products and services provided by the selected vendors in each category and request quotes. 

Download the contract summary to learn more.

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Vendors on VEH102 as of January 5, 2018.

LEARN MORE


WATCH


Electrify Your Community! EV Charging Station Purchasing 101, February 2018. WATCH

Information Session on Clean Vehicle Purchasing with MAPC, December 2017. WATCH

Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program 201 Webinar: Aftermarket Conversion Bootcamp, June 2017. WATCH

Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program Launch Webinar, February 2017. WATCH


READ


Plug-in to Best Practices: Community EV Charging Workshop; Metropolitan Area Planning Council, May 2018. READ Newton Slides

Roadmap to Install EV Charging Stations; Metropolitan Area Planning Council, January 2018. READ

Municipal Green Vehicle Technology Workshops; Metropolitan Area Planning Council, November 2016. READ Worcester Slides or READ Natick Slides

Fleets for the Future Best Practices Guides on procurement strategies and policies: