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File #: 18-1659    Version: 1 Name: 10/15/18 - Purchase EV from Berger Chevrolet
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2018 Final action: 10/15/2018
Enactment date: 10/15/2018 Enactment #: R-18-417
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of Electric Vehicles from Berger Chevrolet (MiDeal - $98,337.00)
Attachments: 1. Berger - Chev Bolt Quote.pdf, 2. MIDeal Contract 071B7700177.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of Electric Vehicles from Berger Chevrolet (MiDeal - $98,337.00)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of three 2019 Chevrolet Bolt sedans at $32,779.00 each for a total of $98,337.00 from Berger Chevrolet, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Earlier this year, the City's Green Fleets Policy was updated to promote the purchase of electric vehicles. While electric vehicle options to replace larger sedans, vans or trucks are limited, there are a number of commercially available electric options to replace small sedans.

The Chevrolet Bolt is an all-electric plug in vehicle with approximately 238 miles of range on a single charge. Based on expected usage, the vehicle will be able to handle the normal driving activities of a work shift and can fully recharge overnight using a Level 2 (240v) charger. Berger Chevrolet was the lowest responsive bidder to the State of Michigan MiDeal cooperative purchasing program (MiDeal contract #071B7700177) for the Chevrolet Bolt.

Of the twenty-four light vehicles scheduled for evaluation this year, three Ford Focus sedans have met the requirements for replacement. The Chevrolet Bolts will replace these three Ford Focus sedans. The vehicles being replaced are utilized by the Water Treatment Plant, Community Standards and the City Hall motor pool.

Budget/Fiscal Impact
Electric vehicles are significantly more expensive than their internal combustion engine equivalents. The Fleet Fund has collected $51,828.00 for the replacement of these small sedans. The Sustainability and Innovations Office will fund the additional $46,509.00 towards the initial purchase price to transition these three sedans to electric vehicles.

The owning department of each electric vehicle will be responsible for the increased Fleet replacement cost each year. This Fleet replacement cost covers the future cost of replacing the vehicles purchased under this resolution. The annual increase in the repl...

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