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Mar
08

Aggregated Procurement Opportunity – Reduce AFV Costs

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the National Association of Regional Councils, is participating in a regional procurement initiative designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure to make their purchase more affordable. Known as “F4F” for Fleets for the Future, the goal of the program is to reduce the incremental costs of propane, electric, and natural gas powered vehicles and refueling and charging infrastructure. Local fleets, governmental organizations and universities in the DMV area may participate and benefit from this unique program.

Project goals include the reduction of the incremental costs of propane, electric, and natural gas powered vehicles and refueling or charging infrastructure; the creation of best practices and templates for alternative fuels related infrastructure development; creative financing mechanisms; and, vehicle procurement strategies and policies.

The NARC provides the national project lead and overall management while regional Councils develop and coordinate cooperative contracts for vehicles and infrastructure. In the Metropolitan Washington Area, MWCOG is coordinating this activity while GWRCCC is providing outreach and education support and best practices assistance for public and private fleets, local governments, school districts, universities and utilities. Eligible equipment includes applicable light-duty and heavy-duty equipment.

For additional information on the F4F program and project details, contact Claude Willis, GWRCCC Deputy Director at claudewillis@gwrccc.org or Leah Boggs at lboggs@mwcog.org.