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File #: 2013-0345    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2013 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/30/2013
Enactment date: 10/3/2013 Enactment #: 17671
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to vehicle lifetime mileage of electric vehicles in the county fleet; and amending Ordinance 17390, Section 1, and K.C.C. 4.56.300.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Vehicles
Code sections: 4.56.300 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17671.pdf, 2. 2013-0345 Staff Report - EV life cycle revised.docx, 3. 2013-0345 Attach 2 - Alt Tech Vehic Plan Striking Amendment.docx, 4. 2013-0345 Revised Staff Report.docx
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 09/25/2013
Title
AN ORDINANCE related to vehicle lifetime mileage of electric vehicles in the county fleet; and amending Ordinance 17390, Section 1, and K.C.C. 4.56.300.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The county has shown leadership in acquiring significant numbers of electric vehicles as part of the county fleet for use by employees in the course of county business.
2. Electric vehicles represent a significant divergence from the technological base compared to vehicles driven by internal combustion engines, including that electric vehicles do not make use of internal combustion engines, transmissions, exhaust systems, water-based engine cooling systems and noise muffling systems, as well as the attendant mechanisms and attachments required to facilitate and support those systems.
3. The absence of those systems and attendant mechanisms and attachments may result in extended vehicle life for electric vehicles.
4. Managers of the county fleet in the operate the fleet in such a way as to surplus vehicles after they reach certain mileage thresholds, on the assumption that, beyond that mileage threshold, the frequency of vehicle repair may result in excessive costs to county taxpayers.
5. That mileage threshold is currently set at one hundred thousand miles.
6. The innovative technology of electric vehicles in the county fleet, suggests the prudence of a review of the fleet management experience for those vehicles to determine whether a different mileage threshold is appropriate for them.
7. Extending the mileage threshold for electric vehicles has the potential to result in savings both in terms of county taxpayer costs and in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 17390, Section 1, and K.C.C. 4.56.300 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. Fleet administration shall annually identify countywide fleet standards for cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and ...

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