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County of Santa Barbara moves toward all-electric fleet

The County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors just unanimously voted to purchase 100% electric vehicles for new sedans in 2019, and in 2020 will return with an assessment of costs and savings, with the ultimate goal of developing a policy to further electrify the County's 1449 vehicles. The Community Environmental Council led this effort to push for an electric vehicle fleet policy, as well as asked the County to develop more charging infrastructure for their 4,500 employees.
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10% Of New Vehicles Purchased in California Are EVs

In August, 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard (information provided by IHS Market). West Virginia came in last at 0.17%, meaning Californians purchased EVs in August at a rate 58.2 times greater than the state that has become heavily associated with the coal industry in recent years.
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