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How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative Doing?

The ECOreport looks at the Pacific Coast Collaborative’s progress in their joint target of making 10% of all vehicle purchases electric. How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative doing?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIt has been nine months since the Governments of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia embarked upon a shared initiative. In their joint press release, group spokesperson Governor Kate Brown explained “The West Coast Electric Fleets initiative leads the way in helping fleets scale up zero-emission vehicles to reach our goal that, by 2016, 10 percent of all new purchases are electric vehicles.” How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative Doing?

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Vancouver’s Fastest Growing Transportation Sector

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Though the numbers are still far from what is being reported in European cities like Copenhagen, more and more British Columbians are adopting bicycles as their principal form of transportation. According to a spokesperson from the Ministry of Transportation, 25,115 cyclists participated in Bike to Work Week in 2014. A large number of them were in one city. Cycling is Vancouver’s fastest growing transportation sector.

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