Cincinnati-based Mike Albert Fleet Solutions (MAFS), a provider of fleet optimization solutions, Business Development Manager Dave Fricke joined Mitsubishi Motors North America, a company responsible for automotive manufacturing, sales, marketing, research, and development operations, President and CEO Yoichi Yokozawa, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC), a public-private initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to accelerate the clean energy economy, and other Bay Area leaders in California at the San Jose City Hall to announce the deployment of 50 all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to four Bay Area local government fleets – San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell, and Mill Valley – representing the largest single municipal fleet deployment of light-duty, all-electric vehicles (EVs) in the nation to date.
Supporting the region’s efforts to establish the Bay Area as the “EV Capital of the U.S.” and Governor Brown’s goal of 1.5 million EVs on California roads by 2025, this deployment is just one in a series of deployments the BACC and partners are facilitating, which collectively could result in more than 250 EVs deployed for valuable potential impacts, including fuel cost savings of nearly $2 million and avoidance of nearly 6 million pounds of CO2 over the next five years.
The City of San Jose, which received 38 of the 50 vehicles, is aiming to power 100 percent of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles by 2022 and is currently 40 percent of the way toward achieving this goal.
For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
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