Hybrid and Electric Fleet
Investing in the Future of Transportation to Curb Carbon Emissions
At Pepco, we’re investing in vehicles that are more environmentally friendly, such as hybrid bucket trucks and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), to curb greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.
|Pepco’s 42-foot hybrid electric bucket truck allows crews to complete repairs and maintenance work with the motor off, eliminating the noise of idling motors.|
“We think it’s important to lead by example. Our customers place great value on the environment, and so do we,” said Thomas H. Graham, President, Pepco Region.
Pepco has converted all of its truck fueling facilities to emission-reducing biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent soybean oil and 80 percent ultra low-sulfur diesel.
Company vehicles will be transformed over time as vehicles come up for replacement, initially replacing them with available hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles. PHI is adding 10 of the Chevrolet Volts to its fleet as they become available from General Motors. These PEVs will be deployed across the PHI service area.
As part of Pepco's commitment to smart grid technology, the company installed two plug-in vehicle charging stations at the company headquarters in the District of Columbia.
In November 2010, the District of Columbia unveiled its own public curbside Coulomb ChargePoint station, which has two spaces for charging vehicles. The installation was completed by Pepco and Coulomb distributor NovaCharge, LLC.