Reduce petroleum fuel consumption (gallons) by fleet by 20% by 2025
Howard County’s Fleet used 1,170,922 gallons of petroleum-based fuels in FY20. The County’s consumption in FY21 is estimated to be 1,194,156 gallons of petroleum-based fuels. The FY21 anticipated increase in fuel use as compared to FY20 can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent reduction in FY20 County vehicle use. The County currently procures the most fuel-efficient vehicles for its fleet. In FY21, the County will add 5 full electric vehicles along with an additional 64 electric hybrid vehicles to the fleet. The County anticipates accomplishing a non-pandemic induced decrease in fuel consumption in FY22 when compared to the FY19 baseline target.
- 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.