Southern California Edison announced plans to electrify every passenger car and small-to-midsize SUV in their fleer by 2030. The electric utility company will also electrify 30% of their medium-duty vehicles and pickup trucks, 8% of their heavy-duty trucks and 60% of their forklifts.
“Setting goals to electrify our own fleet is one more way to show that we remain committed to making the changes necessary to clean our air and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions,” said Drew Murphy, senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development for Edison International, SCE’s parent company. SCE estimates they will reduce their carbon footprint by around 620,000 gallons of fuel annually and eliminate close to 6,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year.
The ramp up towards electrification began last year, as the electric utility invested 12% of fleet acquisition funds in EVs and plug-in technologies, while 13% of their overall fleet incorporated plug-in electric technology.
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