Bay Area Governments Make Big Electric Vehicle Buy

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies is joining forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicles with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional transportation agency. Some of the vehicles will be on display at a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Bay Area Climate Collaborative Executive Director Rafael Reyes says the vehicles will save more than $500,000 in fuel costs and about 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over five years.

The collaborative - a public-private partnership started by three Bay Area mayors - developed the proposal for funding that was submitted to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 266269361 - kolotv.com/a?a=266269361