NYS Aggregated Purchase of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is working with the Office of General Services (OGS) to organize an aggregated procurement of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). This aggregated purchase will help lower purchase costs and support the reductions in emissions called for in New York State and local government climate commitments.

The OGS will likely be purchasing Chevrolet Volts. The Chevy Volt has an all-electric range of 53 miles and since it has a gasoline engine as backup, it isn’t limited in how far it can go. Nearly nine out of ten trips in a Chevy Volt are fueled by electric power alone, saving money on fuel and lowering carbon dioxide emissions. The Chevy Volt can be charged using any level two (240 V) charging station. Charging stations are not included in the aggregate purchase. More information on charging station installation, potential costs, and technical assistance can be found at http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/ChargeNY.

Vehicles will be purchased through the existing New York State Vehicle Marketplace. Orders will be due to OGS by close of business on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. OGS will distribute an aggregate bid solicitation in early June. Vehicles are expected to be delivered in the fall of 2016.

If your library is interested in participating in this aggregate purchase opportunity, please contact either Pamela Hadad-Hurst (pamela.hadadhurst@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-2798) or Brendan Woodruff (brendan.woodruff@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-9159) for more information.

Chevy Volt charging.


 

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