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