Canadian municipalities have set greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets to help mitigate climate change. In Ontario, the transportation sector contributed 43.9% of total GHG emissions in 2019. Sustainable transportation options, including fleet electrification, are key to achieving municipal climate commitments.
With technological advancement and the availability of widespread charging infrastructure, municipal fleet electrification barriers are fading. Positive business cases demonstrate that EVs are less costly to own and maintain and contribute greatly to the City’s GHG reduction targets. Additionally, they also provide economic, social and environmental benefits.
Municipalities across the CAC network are adopting EV fleets. EVs, including cars, buses, ice resurfacers, transit buses and garbage trucks, have been adopted by municipalities in the CAC network.
CAC continues to facilitate efforts to advance EV fleet adoption through its webinars and has developed a climate action atlas to highlight ongoing EV fleet adoption efforts by municipalities from the network. Our Green Fleets Business Case Series report provides detailed information on the considerations that fleet managers can include in their EV business case development.