Philadelphia updates Municipal Clean Fleet Plan

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On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability released its progress update on the city’s Municipal Clean Fleet Plan.

The plan, the city’s strategy to transition its feet of vehicles to clean and electric alternatives, saw steady progress during 2023, officials said. Among the achievements: increasing the battery electric fleet by more than 400 percent to 250 vehicles; reducing emissions from light- and medium-duty vehicle by 10 percent from 2019 levels; establishing a Clean Fleet Committee; and having more than 100 electric vehicle charging ports across 54 facilities.

“Transitioning to electric vehicles lowers our carbon footprint, and produces cleaner air and family-sustaining jobs in Philadelphia,” said Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. “We will continue leveraging opportunities to accelerate our city’s clean fleet transition and create a safer, cleaner, and greener Philadelphia with economic opportunity for all.”

In 2022, the city’s more than 6,000 vehicle municipal fleet was estimated to be more than 51 percent of the municipal government’s carbon footprint. The Municipal Clean Fleet Plan is part of the city’s strategy to eliminate emissions in its buildings, energy, transportation and waste sectors by 2050.