Fleet electrification is the process of transitioning a fleet of vehicles (for example, commercial, government-owned, and even school buses) from traditional vehicles to EVs or hybrids. It involves replacing or adding electric-powered vehicles, along with the necessary charging infrastructure and associated management systems.
Some of the goals of fleet electrification include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are low-to-zero emissions, which helps mitigate the environmental impact of transportation and supports sustainability efforts. By switching to electric power, fleet operators can contribute to reducing carbon emissions and help promote a greener and cleaner transportation sector.
Many industries and businesses throughout the United States are adopting EVs. A wide range of funding subsidies are available for different types of fleets. Some types of fleets include:
- Light-duty fleets: Electric passenger vehicles, sedans and trucks are often used for taxis, corporate fleets, municipal operations and police departments.
- Medium-duty fleets: Electric shuttle buses, delivery vans and buses used by hotels, transit companies and schools.
- Heavy-duty fleets: Electric vehicles such as transit buses, semitrucks and refuse trucks used by delivery and transportation businesses.
Switching a company’s entire vehicle fleet to EVs , often also includes installing the infrastructure to keep them charged.
Freedom Energy does not offer fleet electrification services, however, it is an important consideration for many of our clients. Our partners will help support clients with their fleet electrification endeavors through fleet electrification consulting and more.
To learn more, get in touch with our team today!