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2.1.3Plan and begin to implement the transition of commercial vehicle fleets to zero emissions vehicles

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Description

Transitioning commercial vehicle fleets to zero emission vehicles will require planning to meet the diverse fleet needs of private companies, non-profit organizations, and governments in a low carbon future. In many cases, light duty vehicles may be easiest to convert first using electrification, but all vehicles must be transitioned off of fossil fuels by 2050. By 2030, 50% of gasoline and diesel vehicles in the region need to be zero emission, so fleet conversion must begin in the next few years.

All businesses must lead this action, and opportunities to support through education programs, industry best practices, and public policies will be examined as part of creating a region-wide EV strategy (Action 2.1.1)

As of Fall 2023, applications through the NRCan Education and Awareness Project Funding – Clean Transportation and Clean Fuels have been submitted for a single organization to lead this action.

CLIMATEACTIONWR

In October 2023, ClimateActionWR hosted a Fleet Transition Event that provided an engaging opportunity for fleet and operation managers, directors, as well as senior management expertise staff in both the public and private sectors to explore electric fleet options.

  • The event included Plug n’ Drive test drives, equipment demos, and fleet transition expert panels. There were also vendors showcasing and demonstrating some electric vehicles, cargo bikes, garbage trucks, power tools and landscaping equipment.
  • There was engagement from over 40 community members, fleet managers and operation staff across the region who attended the event.

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH

Currently the Township of Woolwich's Landscape and Design Guidelines do recommend EV charger ready stations and bicycle parking for industrial and commercial.