The City of Loveland – Marrying Functionality and Economics


Between 2009 and 2011, fuel costs for the City of Loveland’s vehicle fleet increased by 29 percent. This large and rapid upward shift in costs prompted the city to initiate an aggressive alternative‐fuel vehicle purchasing strategy, focusing initially on battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The city has found that the BEVs will cost 41 percent less to own and operate than gasoline‐powered vehicles.