Thursday 19 August 2021

Dominion Energy to switch fleet to green vehicles in support of net zero goal

Dominion Energy to switch fleet to green vehicles in support of net zero goal

Dominion Energy has announced plans to switch its fleet across 16 states to green vehicles in support of its 2050 net zero emissions goal.

Under its Green Fleet initiative, the energy company has committed to ensure 75% of passenger vehicles, including sedans and SUVs, will be electric by 2030.

In addition, 50% of work vehicles – from full-size pickups and bucket trucks to forklifts – will be converted to plug-ins, battery EVs or fuelled by cleaner burning alternatives such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas and compressed natural gas by 2030.

The move will see the transformation of Dominion Energy's fleet of more than 8,600 vehicles.

It has also made a commitment for 100% of new vehicles purchased to be powered by electricity or alternative fuels after 2030.

Diane Leopold, Dominion Energy's Chief Operating Officer said: “Dominion Energy is proud to make these commitments to help lower our greenhouse gas footprint.

“Over the years we have made significant progress cutting carbon and methane emissions in our operations to help us reach our goal of net zero. But we wanted to go even further by slashing emissions from our vehicle fleets too, while simultaneously developing the infrastructure needed to support EV charging access more broadly.”

Dominion Energy is a member of the Electric Highway Coalition, an alliance working to ensure the US has the infrastructure to support the growing number of EVs.

The company is piloting an autonomous electric shuttle serving local retail and is deploying 50 electric school buses as well as investing in EV chargers for single and multi-family homes, workplaces and a variety of public charging options, including transit locations such as airports.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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