Developing a Clean, Green Fleet

  • Frederick County has resolved to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and 100% no later than 2050.
  • Maryland's Climate Solutions Now Act aims to cut emissions 60% before 2031 and reach net-zero emissions by 2045.
  • To support this goal, Maryland is part of the multi-state Advanced Clean Cars II regulation requiring manufacturers to increase production of electric vehicles (EV), with EVs making up 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by 2035.
  • The State provides incentives and support for developing charging infrastructure and switching to EVs.
  • The time is right for Frederick County to transition to a cleaner transportation system!
Pie chart showing percent of greenhouse gas emissions created by various government operations
Cover Page of the Fleet Transition Plan

Starting Where We Are

To demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of moving away from gas-powered vehicles, Frederick County Government is transitioning its own fleet.

Six County divisions worked together to determine cost-effective options for reducing our fleet’s emissions. 

To determine if fleet vehicles are suitable for replacement with electric or other alternative fuel vehicles, staff analyzed: 

  • What kinds of tasks do County vehicles perform?
  • Would switching compromise the vehicle's ability to perform? 
  • What is the total cost of vehicle ownership?

The analysis shows that it is possible to reduce GHG emissions while maintaining reliable vehicles and lowering long-term fleet costs.

The full report is available in Frederick County's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Transition Plan.