- Track greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with your entity’s vehicles.
- Set a specific and tangible GHG emission reduction goal.
- Develop a plan that shows exactly how you will get there, the following are great examples of how to do that.
- Analyze fleet and rank vehicles from most efficient to least efficient. Then set a policy in which the most efficient vehicles are always utilized first. Basically, high-efficiency vehicles should have high use and mileage, and low-efficiency vehicles should have low use and low mileage.
- Use renewable diesel in all existing diesel vehicles.
- If you manage and own your own fueling site, procure renewable diesel to be delivered
- If you fuel at public stations, fuel your vehicles at the nearest renewable diesel station, if there are not any stations nearby, ask your favorite station to offer the fuel.
- Adopt a “Green Fleet” purchasing/procurement policy with the following prioritization order:
- Plug-in Hybrid, Hybrid
- CNG or Propane
- A significantly more efficient vehicle than the one being replaced.
- Plan for and install charging stations to meet the needs of your progressively more electrified fleet. Perhaps these fleet charging stations that are used overnight for fleet vehicles can also support employees during the workday.
- Offer workplace electric vehicle charging stations (same as fleet stations or different if sharing chargers does not logistically work).
- Require the use of electric vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles and fuels as a requirement for all contracts.
- Partner with nearby and regional governmental entities for electric vehicle and alternative fuel vehicle “group buy” discounted vehicles.
- Set community-wide transportation GHG emission reduction goals.
- As a part of the GHG reduction goals, include a goal for the number of electric vehicles and the number of charging stations the community should have registered and installed by a certain date.