Sunday 23 August 2020

US utility ComEd commits to 100% electric light-duty fleet by 2030

US utility ComEd commits to 100% electric light-duty fleet by 2030

US utility company ComEd has unveiled plans to electrify its fleet of light-duty vehicles by 2030.

The firm's fleet electrification plan also includes a goal to electrify 30% of its entire fleet by 2025.

This is forecast to eliminate 2,000 tonnes of greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions. The company’s goal of electrifying 50% of its fleet by 2030 has also the potential to eliminate an additional 29,000 tonnes of GHG emissions.

ComEd’s current fleet of 3,000 vehicles includes 1,400 biodiesel-fueled line trucks and another 430 units which are capable of running on ethanol-gasoline blends.

More than 200 of its fleet vehicles already have electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric systems and another ten are all-electric vehicles.

ComEd CEO Joe Dominguez commented: "We’re all learning more about the link between air pollution and higher mortality rates from Covid-19 and the disproportionate impact on communities of colour.

"Cleaning up the transportation sector is key to improving the lives of our citizens. Greening our own fleet is one way we can help create cleaner air in our communities. A crucial next step is preparing the grid to support increased electrification of our large customer’s vehicle fleets and the widespread adoption of personal EVs."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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