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Transition to Zero-Emission EV Vehicles

The City's Transportation Division is exploring how to best transition its vehicle fleet of buses, cars and vans from fossil fuel-powered to zero-emission electrical vehicles along with the installation of smart charging stations.

Goals & Objectives


To be successful, a solution will:

  • Provide EV vehicle recommendations that provide sufficient range to meet the transportation needs of residents without service interruption due to a need to recharge the vehicles battery.

  • EV vehicles should be equipped with software that allows management to track energy usage, vehicle mileage and maintenance costs.

An ideal solution will:

  • Reduce the cost of operating the City’s transportation vehicles by reducing maintenance and fuel costs.

  • Allow the City to pilot EV vehicles (Vans, cars & buses) that are ADA compliant for 6 months.

  • Introduce EV vehicles to transportation staff and riders.

  • Provide data to assess EV vehicles energy usage, vehicle mileage and maintenance requirements.

  • Identify funding sources to reduce the City’s cost to transition from fossil-fuel vehicles to EV vehicles.

Submissions Due: July 25, 2022

City of South El Monte, CA

South El Monte, "The City of Achievement" is a vibrant and thriving community, located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

South El Monte was incorporated into a city in 1958 with a population of 3,900 and is now home to more than 20,000 residents with a daytime population of over 44,000, as workers from various business industries stream into the city limits, every morning.

South El Monte is a tight knit community, which offers a diverse age of residents with the same dedication and spirit that the City was founded upon. Our community members are the heart of South El Monte and for that reason, the city is always striving to improve the quality of life and provide exceptional services. South El Monte offers various community programs for residents of various ages, such as recreation facilities and parks, youth and senior services, and community special events.

Challenge Background

The City is required to transition its bus fleet to zero-emissions by 2040 and new bus purchases after 2025 must be zero-emissions. The transition to electric vehicles will result in quieter rides and a reduction in air pollution. Additionally, the City will save thousands of dollars in maintenance and fuel costs.

Key Stakeholders

Transportation Division Staff

Community Development Department

City Council

City Manager

Deputy City Manager

City Finance Department


Proposers who have questions should send these to All responses to questions will be posted on the Challenge page on CivStart’s website at:


Those wishing to submit a solution to the challenge, should fill out the Challenge-Response form.

Submitted proposals will be reviewed as they were sent by the relevant points of contact for the submitting local government. One of more of these solutions may be chosen to provide a demo.

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