Raleigh's Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) aims to reduce City-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050. Vehicle Fleet Services is doing its part. Almost half of the City's total GHG emissions come from transportation, and reducing vehicle emissions is critical to our climate action strategy.
We are mapping out a "clean transportation" future that involves transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives. Vehicle Fleet is working on our electric vehicle (EV) Implementation Rollout to transition our fleet to electric over the next ten years.
As we make that transition, clean alternative fuels are helping us make a step in the right direction.
The City is looking to alternative fuel types as we transition our fleet to electric, and renewable propane serves as a valuable bridge in that process. Using renewable propane in city vehicles significantly reduces our demand for conventional fossil fuels. Renewable propane is plant-based fuel made from vegetable oils and fats. Compared to fossil fuels, renewable propane produces far less greenhouse gas emissions.
Artist Max Dowdle created two murals at the City's Vehicle Fleet facility off Westinghouse Boulevard, highlighting the City's commitment to green energy and our use of renewable propane.
Enjoy this video that shows the painting process of the two murals.
This Fuel type burns cleaner and generates more horsepower than gasoline, creating less emissions. Many of the City's SUVs and light-duty trucks use this fuel type.
Types of Sustainable Vehicles in Our Fleet
|Fuel Type||Total Number||Types|
|E85 Vehicles||1039 Vehicles||Small trucks and SUVs|
|Hybrid Vehicles||360 Vehicles||Small to mid-sized cars|
|Electric||52 Vehicles||Small cars, and all terrain cars|
|Propane||105 Vehicles||Large trucks, mowers, forklifts, and heavy equipment|