Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration
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.
EV Charging Station Ambassador Opportunity
MAPC is exploring hosting one or more EV Charging Station Ambassadors to connect municipalities in the MAPC region, and beyond, with opportunities to fund the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on public and private sites through partnerships with their electric utility service providers. This position would assist cities and towns with participation in electric utility make-ready programs, or similar incentive structures, and identification of suitable sites for EV charging stations.
Any electric utility servicing communities in the MAPC region would be eligible to fund an EV Charging Station Ambassador position, hired by MAPC, to support communities in their electric service territory to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Please contact Megan Aki if you are an electric utility serving communities within the MAPC region and are interested in exploring an EV Charging Station Ambassador position with MAPC.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CLEAN ENERGY WORK
- Energy Storage and Resiliency
- Green Communities Support
- Green Municipal Aggregation
- Peak Demand Management
- Shared Energy Staffing Services
- Clean Vehicle Technologies
- Clean Heating and Cooling
- LED Streetlight Retrofits
- Solar Contracting & Best Practices
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 March 31, 2019.
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:
- Electric vehicle supply equipment – e.g. charging stations
- Idle reduction technology
- Aftermarket conversion technology
Download the contract summary to learn more.
Vendors on VEH102 as of January 5, 2018.
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
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
Fleets for the Future Best Practices Guides on procurement strategies and policies: