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Reduce petroleum fuel consumption (gallons) by fleet by 20% by 2025


FY22 Actual

FY21 Actual

Objective Description

By 2025, Howard County will reduce petroleum fuel consumption in its fleet by 20%. The County will accomplish this by improving the average fuel economy of its fleet, right-sizing the fleet, reducing idling, and increasing the number of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The reduction of petroleum fuel use is directly connected to greenhouse gas emissions and to the County's overall target to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030.

Trend Analysis

Howard County's fleet consumed 1,173,974 gallons of petroleum-based fuels in FY22. The County's consumption in FY23 is estimated to be 1,141,725 gallons of petroleum-based fuels. The FY23 fuel consumption as compared to FY22 demonstrates the attributes of a more fuel-efficient County fleet. The County currently operates 217 hybrids along with 11 full electric vehicles (EV's). In FY23, the County will add an additional 48 hybrids and 2 electric vehicles to the fleet. As a policy, Howard County only procures the most fuel­ efficient vehicles for County operations.


  • Replace current vehicles with electric, hybrid, and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Institute a county-wide idling reduction policy.
  • Right-size fleet vehicles to best match vehicle use.
  • Conduct employee education on idling reduction and smart driving to improve fuel efficiency.

Source: Office of Fleet

Detailed Analysis

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