Electric Vehicle Request for Information (EV RFI)

In January 2017, the City of Los Angeles released an Electric Vehicle Request for Information (EV RFI) with 30 other cities in efforts to aggregate municipal demand of electric vehicles across the United States. The initiative began as a West Coast collaboration but quickly expanded nationally through the Climate Mayors network and has resulted in feedback that will advance the market for zero emission vehicles, particularly by driving earlier penetration of zero emission technologies into medium- and heavy-duty transportation spaces.

The EV RFI demonstrated demand for nearly 115,000 vehicles of all classes, including trash trucks, street sweepers, semis, shuttles, and buses — with an estimated value of $10 billion to replace the entire fleet. The RFI received 40 responses across all vehicle segments.