Clean Cities: Maryland State EV Fleet
Our Success Story this week comes from our home state of Maryland, and a plan to convert the state’s fleet of traditional internal combustion engine light duty vehicles to zero-emission choices, which include battery electric vehicles.
The state is currently integrating 40 new Ford Mustang Mach-Es and Chevrolet Bolt EUVs into its fleet with 88 more on order. Since 2020, the state has purchased a total of 133 BEVs. In the next fiscal year, Maryland hopes to add 50-75 more BEVs including the Ford F-150 Lightning battery powered pickup.
JOSEPH CONSOLI: "Clearly, we know no emissions is a good thing so moving towards that will be good for the state and for the environment. As we go forward with the larger segment of our fleet being electric-- fully zero emission-- that will only make things better."
But moving forward will require not than just funding for more plug-in vehicles. The necessary charging infrastructure must be in place first. The state’s EV effort is spearheaded with funding managed by the Maryland Energy Administration, home of the State of Maryland Clean Cities Coalition.
All to clear the air in the Free State so that everyone can breathe free.