Bay Area Climate Collaborative Welcomes Electric Vehicle Executive, Pushes EV Fleet

 

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative, a group promoting clean energy founded by Mayors from Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco, has brought on Mike Harrigan to spearhead deployment of electric fleet vehicles.

According to Rafael Reyes, Executive Director of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, “Mike’s vision and deep skills will further accelerate our robust work of ensuring the region meets its objectives of being the EV capital of the US.”

Ultimately, the bay area hopes to be a leader in green living, a goal they’ve taken big strides to reach ever since San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban plastic bags back in 2007.

Now, deploying a fleet of about 250 electric vehicles during the next year tops the area’s to-do list. A fleet of electric vehicles that size could save up to $2 million in fuel costs and potentially reduce CO2 emissions by six million pounds over the next five years.

Most recently, the BACC disbursed a fleet of 50 electric vehicles among 4 local governments “representing the largest single municipal fleet deployment of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the nation to date,” according to the BACC website.