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File #: 19-8011   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Innovation and Technology Committee
On agenda: 10/29/2019
Posting Language: Briefing on City of San Antonio Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion & Citywide EV Infrastructure Study and the EVSA Program [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Sustainability and Building and Equipment Services

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Doug Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer


SUBJECT: Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure


The purpose of this item is to provide the Innovation and Technology Committee with an overview of the City of San Antonio Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion & Citywide EV Infrastructure Study and EVSA Program.


In San Antonio, the transportation sector contributes 38% of our greenhouse gas inventory. Fleet electrification and EV charging infrastructure are key strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality and are identified as mitigation measures in the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan (adopted 8/11/16) and the SA Climate Ready, Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (adopted 10/17/19). As a participant in the American Cities Climate Challenge, the City has also committed to pursue infrastructure and policy improvements to advance electric transportation by the end of 2020. Further, Bexar County has been designated in marginal non-attainment for ground-level ozone, a public health issue, by the Environmental Protection Agency and is developing a plan with control strategies, including vehicle electrification.

The City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability has been leading the "Electric Vehicle Fleet Conversion & Citywide EV Infrastructure Study" and is developing the branded "EVSA" program to unify infrastructure, policy and public outreach around electric vehicles. The project team for the study includes BESD, CPSE and a consultant team. The study includes a municipal fleet electrification plan; public charging spatial analysis; barriers to EV adoption and a discussion around mobility, equity and electric transportation. The study is projected to be completed by the end of 2019.

CoSA fleet vehicles were scored for EV suitability based on usage; initial capital cost; operati...

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