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GreenStep City Best Practices Transportation

Efficient City Fleets
no. 13

Implement a city fleet investment, operations and maintenance plan.
benefits  
 
Optional for category A, B and C cities
Category B and C cities that choose to implement this best practice are recognized upon completion of at least one action.

Category A cities that choose to implement this best practice are recognized upon completion of at least two actions.
summary
Whether a city - or other taxpayer-funded entity such as a park or school district - leases or owns vehicles, or contracts for vehicle services such as road grading, planned city fleet actions can cut costs per taxpayer and cut total mobility costs and carbon emissions per employee. Additionally, the phasing in of electric city vehicles helps prepare the city for adding public charging stations, and raises awareness among community members of the benefits of EVs.
greenstep advisor
Fran Crotty, Electric Vehicle State Program Administrator, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2297, fran.crotty@state.mn.us
connection to state Policy

Minnesota state agencies aim to decrease fleet fossil fuel use 30% from 2017 to 2027, and to deploy EVs in 20% of their light-duty fleet by 2027. City fleets are encouraged to consider similar goals and will soon benefit from implementation tools being developed for state agencies by the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Sustainability.