Vehicle & Equipment Procurement
We've collected some excellent resources to help fleets procure alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure as easily and inexpensively as possible.
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Government fleets in Washington can purchase off the state contract, which offers some of the best pricing in the nation on select electric vehicles. The state contract also includes infrastructure and service plans.
- Electric, Plug-In Hybrid & Hybrid Vehicles on Contract
- Master Contract for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
Sales Tax Exemption
In Washington, purchases or leases of eligible new electric vehicles are exempt from sales tax. With local tax rates ranging up to 10%, this can save the buyer quite a bit!
Commercial Vehicle Tax Credit
Businesses are eligible to receive tax credits for purchases of new alternative fuel vehicles. Tax credit amounts vary based on gross vehicle weight rating and are up to 50% of the incremental cost.
EV Smart Fleets
EV Smart Fleets aims to develop an aggregate purchasing model for electric vehicles. By developing a new type of buying system that could lower costs and expand product availability for EVs, this project supports the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and the work they do to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.
The project developed a Fleet Procurement Analysis tool, which evaluates a variety of electric vehicle purchasing options, providing total cost of ownership information, as well as lifecycle impacts.
Fleets for the Future
Public sector fleets can now buy or lease alternative fuel or electric vehicles at a discount through Fleets for the Future. Learn more at our Fleets for the Future page.
Federal Tax Credit
Car buyers can take advantage of a federal tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 for battery and plug-in electric vehicles.