01.01.2015.02

EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2015.02

State Fleet Goals for Zero-Emission Vehicles

A. State Leadership. The purpose of this Executive Order is to ensure that State agencies exercise leadership in the purchase and use of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs).

B. Zero-Emission Vehicles Defined. For the purpose of this Executive Order, ZEVs shall mean plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and other low- and zero-emitting vehicles that meet California’s low emissions standards, as may, from time to time, be amended and incorporated by reference into Maryland regulations.

C. Zero-Emission Vehicle State Fleet Goal.

(1) 2025 Goal. Consistent with operational requirements, and the provisions and requirements of this Executive Order, State agencies shall increase the number of ZEVs in their fleets through the normal course of fleet replacement so that at least 25 percent of annual fleet purchases of light duty vehicles will be ZEVs by 2025.

(2) Milestones. To the greatest extent practicable, and consistent with operational requirements and the provisions and requirements of this Executive Order, State agencies shall increase the percentage of ZEVs in their fleets through the normal course of fleet replacement by three percent each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 so that at least 15 percent of annual fleet purchases of light duty vehicles will be ZEVs by FY 2020.

D. Approval of Vehicle Specifications. The Department of Budget and Management shall, in consultation with the Maryland Energy Administration, the Department of the Environment, and the Department of Transportation, approve and annually update for State agencies, vehicle specifications in order to provide reasonable and practical options for the purchase of ZEVs.

E. Vehicle Procurement and Fueling Infrastructure. The Department of General Services and the Department of Transportation shall procure approved ZEVs, electric vehicle charging equipment, and other necessary fueling infrastructure for ZEVs for State agency fleets.

F. Reporting. The Department of Budget and Management and Department of Transportation shall annually submit a report to the Governor, Maryland Energy Administration, and the Department of the Environment summarizing the number and types of ZEVs purchased in the reporting fiscal year, the total number of ZEVs in the State vehicle fleet, the agencies to which the ZEVs have been assigned and the progress toward achieving the milestones and goals set forth in this Executive Order.

G. Implementation of Executive Order. The Department of Budget and Management shall, in consultation with the Maryland Energy Administration, the Department of the Environment, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of General Services, be responsible for coordinating the requirements of this Executive Order and for informing and encouraging the University System of Maryland and county and local governments to join in purchasing ZEVs under the State contract.

Effective date: January 20, 2015