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


FY19 Actual

FY18 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 used 1,242,522 gallons of petroleum-based fuels in fiscal year 2019. The County’s consumption in FY 2020 is estimated to be 1,256,000 gallons of petroleum-based fuels. The FY 2020 anticipated increase in fuel use as compared to FY 2019 can be attributed to expanded County services attributed to additional vehicles and equipment. The County currently implements fuel-efficient vehicles in its fleet. In FY 2020, the County will add 48 new hybrid electric police vehicles to the fleet. The County anticipates a decrease in fuel consumption starting in FY 2021. The baseline year for target completion is FY 2019.


  • 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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