Coltura worked with Washington legislators and Yes Clean Cars coalition members on legislation calling for swift electrification of state and local government fleet vehicles.
On April 28, 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a transportation budget bill including the first full-scale analysis of “substantial conversion” to electric of city, county, state, and public transit vehicles. The bill, ESHB 1160, passed 49 to 0 in the Senate and 96 to 2 in the House, and was signed into law by Governor Inslee on May 21, 2019. The relevant provisions are at page 8, beginning on line 24.
Please take a moment to thank your representatives (look up their contact info with this tool) for passing this important bill, by sending the message below, or even better, using your own words.
Subject: Thank you for supporting funding for Public Fleet Electrification study
Thank you for supporting the transportation budget bill, and particularly the public fleet electrification study therein, which studies how Washington state and local governments can achieve a fully electric fleet.
The study is the first step toward developing a plan and requirements for fleet electrification. Electrifying government fleets will benefit Washington citizens by:
Thank you for your leadership on this issue.
(Please add your name, town/city and zip code)
Every person who sends this can make a huge impact on the future of electric vehicles in Washington.