By Jon LeSage Plug-in vehicle sales could spike by nearly three quarters if 30 U.S. cities are able to get a good purchase deal and support from vehicle manufacturers.
The cities have up to $10 billon to spend purchasing about 114,000 plug-in electrified vehicles for their fleets. The move, coordinated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, would bring to their fleets electrified police cruisers, street sweepers, trash haulers, buses, and other vehicle types.
Hitting that target would increase last year’s U.S. PEV sales by about 72 percent.
City governments want to show automakers that there’s need for more of these vehicles to be built – and
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