Los Angeles Department of Transportation Orders 25 Proterra Electric Buses Many people are in the market for a new car and cities have the same issue with fleets. How can one push those to adopt EVs?According to Wired, Los Angeles is upping its game to assure that EVs take precedence. While many new car shoppers may not see the benefits of EVs, the city can only hope that fleets understand, which may eventually motivate individual buyers. This is critical since LA operates some 11,ooo vehicles currently. The article explains:Los Angeles operates about 11,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment, including shared company ‘pool’ cars, buses, street sweepers, and garbage trucks. (For comparison, that’s going on twice the size of UPS’ delivery fleet of 5,900 vehicles.) The city, long a leader in the war on smog, wants to switch as many of those vehicles as possible to electrics. It’s a great move for the planet, for Angeleno’s lungs, and for politicians who want to run on an environmentally friendly ticket. San Francisco’s Bus Fleet Will Be All Electric By 2035 Related Stories: Coca-Cola Purchases Fleet Of Opel Ampera-E Electric Cars This goal is difficult, however, since EVs cost more. But LA is working to alleviate that and involve many other cities in its efforts. According to the source article, an electric bus may cost some $300,000 more than a traditional bus. But still, LA officials are willing to do what it takes to assure EV adoption and clean air. Wired shared:Los Angeles announced today it is teamed up with 30 US cities total to collectively work for better deals on electric cars (18 of them have committed to purchases already as ‘founding cities’). Altogether, these metropoles own 115,000 vehicles that need replacing at some point, with a value of $10 billion—a chunky number that makes negotiating easy. And in an effort to spur even more electric uptake, the deals they reach will be available to any city in the country via a new website, launching today. It’s collective bargaining, but for cars.The new website is EVfleets.org. The goal of LA’s new plan is to make it less of a hassle for all cities (even smaller ones) to move forward in this combined effort to adopt electric cars. Cars like the Chevrolet Bolt EV are now available on the new site for $5,000 under MSRP, at $32,702. The Ford Fusion Energi (PHEV) is also an option, with a $2,000 discount. This means cities don’t have to spend extra time negotiating a fleet discount since those are already being offered up ahead of the deal.We certainly hope many cities will adopt such plans and also many more local governments will initiate goals much like that of Los Angeles.Source: Wired Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 11, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News
is often said that the characteristics of the product, but it is difficult to make unique products in the current home textile chain market, it may wish to be featured on the top. In the past, the daily operation of the textile shop, many people think that as long as the goods sold alone can easily make money. But with the development of society, it is difficult to operate in accordance with this principle. If you want to gain competitiveness, then you need to make their own operating characteristics.
operating characteristics, do the special effort of course essential, now on the street are shops, if the customer enters your shop, you have to make a feature, a store is like a person’s characteristics, the store does not feature, there would be no taste. It is noted that the store display the same goods, but if the service is different, it will make the value of goods and different, which is to play the characteristics of the store.
do store features of Kung Fu, is to meet customer appetite especially in special circumstances. In addition to pay attention to regional and shop conditions, but also consider the region’s economic standards, cultural quality, etc.. If the shop is in the salaried class, the holidays should be open as usual and sometimes open for business. In the play the characteristics in the process, sometimes by space, personnel, skills and practical factors such as limited funds, it should be possible from matters in hand, step by step to help the good characteristics, such as to focus on their own more familiar products and more competitive goods up is also a kind of the rare special service.
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In recent years, with the car into ordinary people’s homes, private cars to become the main driving force of urban residents per capita traffic and communications spending. Reporters from the National Bureau of statistics, Xining investigation team was informed that in 2013 the city’s per capita transportation and communications spending 1826.26 yuan, and in 2008, an increase of 1.36 times, an average annual growth of 18.8%, the highest increase in the consumption of the first.
– traffic and communication spending growth in the first place. At present, the residents of the city will further enhance the willingness of automobile consumption, automobile consumption has become a new bright spot of household consumption. Information consumption has become an indispensable part of people’s daily life. Driven by the above factors, five years of urban residents per capita traffic and communications spending grew by an average of 18.8%.
– equipment expenditure growth in second. 2013 household equipment and services per capita spending 1041.32 yuan, compared with 2008, an increase of 94.5%, an average annual growth of 14.2%. The main reason for the increase in the cost of equipment services such as: residents of the quality of life requirements continue to improve, in the daily necessities, interior decoration on the pursuit of more convenient and comfortable. In recent years, the degree of social labor in our city to further improve some housework, housework such as family regular cleaning, household appliances cleaning and maintenance are made by domestic companies do, family service gradually into thousands of households.
– food consumption gradually turned to socialization. 2013 residents per capita food expenditure 5333.19 yuan, compared with 2008, an increase of 56.3%, an average annual growth of 9.3%. Residents in the consumption of food gradually shifted from the household consumption patterns of socialization, food and beverage consumption from the price of the main choice of price, taste, culture and service comprehensive selection.
– the pursuit of a comfortable living expenses. 2013 residents per capita living expenses 1273.36 yuan, compared with 2008, an increase of 53.9%, an average annual growth of 9%. Young people for the first time, the purchase of second suites and other factors so that residents of housing investment increased year by year. Affected by the demand for housing decoration, the rapid development of building decoration materials market, and gradually become scale.