“It’s a big step forward,” supporters say, because fleet vehicles drive more miles than the average private car.
State regulators are praised for the proactive step, but some warn electric vehicles won’t be a panacea for transportation.
A suburban Minneapolis dealer is still seeing self-motivated customers, but it’s harder to reach unacquainted drivers.
State regulatory staff recently recommended that utilities offer discounts for charging vehicles during off-peak hours.
The Triad school district, just outside the St. Louis suburbs, hopes to replace half of its diesel fleet over 15 years.