2.14 Survey and educate agency staff on PEVs
Reason for action
A high level of staff interest in electric vehicles can help make the case for electric fleet vehicles to the fleet manager and DOT leadership. Spotlight: Arizona DOT surveyed its staff on its interest in electric vehicles and found that people were interested in electric vehicles but did not know very much about them. Educating staff on how to use public fleet electric vehicles may also be a catalyst for purchasing electric vehicles for personal use. Surveys of DOT staff can also reveal general consumer attitudes regarding electric vehicles. Spotlight: one state DOT found that staff did not use electric vehicles because they did not know how to use them.
Implementing the action
Surveying and educating staff about electric vehicles leads to a better case for public fleet electric vehicles. It also allows for an internal “pilot testing” for electric vehicle messaging and education of the broader public. Finally, surveying and educating staff encourages staff purchase of electric vehicles for personal use.