Duke Energy, FPL Plan EV Conversion by 2020
Two major utilities plan to convert their fleets of trucks and cars entirely to plug-in hybrid or completely electric vehicles by 2020.
The two announced the initiative jointly at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, saying the move could reduce GHG emissions by 125,000 metric tons over the next decade as the fleets ramp up their adoption of electric vehicles.
The two utilities will undertake the effort in earnest Jan. 1, when they begin tracking their commitments, according to a press release.
A key is determining the effectiveness of some prototype bucket trucks that will be tested in 2011 and 2012.
In May, TXU Electric Delivery began using a hybrid bucket truck (pictured above).
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