Climate & Energy

Percentage of City Fleet that is Alternatively Fueled

Below Target Below Target

11.38%

alternatively fueled
Result for Q4-18

Below Target Below Target

Climate & Energy

Percentage of City Fleet that is Alternatively Fueled

Below Target Below Target

11.38%

alternatively fueled
Result for Q4-18

Measure Description

This measure represents the total number of on-road, transportation-only City government fleet vehicles that are alternatively fueled, including hybrid, all-electric and biodiesel-fueled vehicles (once a biodiesel fuel contract is enacted in 2018). The target for this measure is to alternatively fuel all of the municipal fleet vehicles by 2025 as technology allows. As this is our initial year tracking this metric, the target line reflects our trajectory to meet our goal in 2025. In 2019, the interim target is to convert 40 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels. Police pursuit vehicles and fire department response vehicles are not able to be alternatively fueled due to technological limitations, so they are not factored into the total figure. This measure is updated quarterly as new fleet vehicles are purchased and recorded in the City’s fleet tracking database, AssetWorks.

Measure Importance

In 2016, Mayor Muoio signed on to the Energy Secure Cities Coalition, a commitment to transition the City’s available municipal fleet to alternatively fueled vehicles by 2025. Transportation reflects 8% of the City operations’ greenhouse gas emissions. By transitioning from conventional petroleum fueled vehicles to electric/hybrid/biodiesel vehicles, the City will lead by example and encourage other commercial and residential entities to consider greener options for transportation. This measure will also help quantify the City’s progress towards its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions goals, since the greater number of cleaner vehicles on the road will equate to fewer overall emissions.

Measure Chart

Explanation of Performance

As of September 2018, the City has 44 hybrid electric vehicles and 18 all-electric vehicles in its fleet, representing over 10% of the total fleet, but short of our target to hit our 2025 goal.  However, the 2018 performance is somewhat expected: the City is introducing new electric/hybrid vehicles gradually as less efficient vehicles are phased out/come to end of service life in order to be cost-effective. An increased number of all-electric vehicles are expected to be coming into the market over the next several years. As more electric vehicles like heavy duty pick-up trucks and police pursuit vehicles become feasible options, the percentage of alternatively fueled fleet vehicles is expected to dramatically rise.


Status Indicator Definitions
On Target: Meets or exceeds expected performance
Watch: Falls close to expected performance
Below Target: Does not meet expectation; being monitored for improvement
Other Data: Data gathering only, no target

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