Finding the Best Options to Electrify Your Fleet
Reasons for Electrifying Your Fleet
The transportation sector emits the largest share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Many tribal nations, businesses, organizations, state governments, cities, and individual citizens are reducing GHG emissions by choosing cleaner fuel options for their cars, buses, and trucks.
Fleet electrification shows leadership and a commitment to reduce GHG emissions while providing the following benefits for people, businesses, and communities:
- Reducing GHG emissions improves air quality and reduces health risks for workers and communities.
- Fleet electrification improves working conditions and safety by reducing exposure to noise and chemicals.
- Electrifying fleets can save money over time by reducing fuel and maintenance costs.
While we designed this toolkit with city fleets in mind, the information provided can be useful for other fleets looking to electrify.
Adopting EVs in a fleet is not the only way to reduce GHG emissions. Other clean fuels, such as biofuels, propane, renewable natural gas, or hydrogen, can make a lot of sense depending on the vehicle’s use case. The American Lung Association and the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center have many resources to learn about other options available for fleets. We encourage any step that leads to a future with lower GHG emissions!