17 Oct '15, 12am

PG&E steps up fleet electrification -- $100 million over 5 years -- EDI power export for disaster relief cited

PG&E steps up fleet electrification -- $100 million over 5 years -- EDI power export for disaster relief cited

Vows to Invest a Third of Annual Fleet Buys in EVs & PHEVs Over the Next Five Years – Totaling More than $100 Million Pacific Gas & Electric, citing the usefulness of exportable power for disaster relief, vowed this week to invest one-third of its annual fleet purchases in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next five years, totaling more than $100 million. PG&E utility truck with power export capability .. photo courtesy EDI, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. PG&E said that it now operates approximately 1,400 plug-in electric and electric hybrid vehicles, one of the largest fleets of plug-ins in the nation. The utility already dedicates about 15% of its fleet budget to plug-in electric technology, “many times the five-year industry average of 1.7%.” The $100 million commitment will add more than 750 plug-in electric units to PG&E’s fleet of over 14,0...

Full article: http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/evs/2015/10/pge-steps...

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