Alameda Municipal Power to Expand Electric Vehicle Fleet

Alameda Municipal Power to Expand Electric Vehicle Fleet

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is purchasing six new all-electric utility trucks to replace older gasoline powered trucks.

This purchase will allow AMP to use more electric vehicles for building and maintaining AMP’s electrical infrastructure, leaving only large and specialized vehicles in its fleet powered by gas. Replacing these six trucks with electric vehicles will save 300 gallons of gas and 2.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per vehicle per year, totaling 18,000 gallons of gas and 160 metric tons of carbon dioxide over a 10-year period.

“AMP led the way to electrifying transportation by replacing our passenger vehicle fleet with all-electric and hybrid vehicles,” said AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos. “As vehicle technology continues to evolve, we are proud to continue the trend of reducing our carbon footprint with our larger vehicles.”

Transportation accounts for about 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Alameda and AMP encourages residents to “buy electric,” offering multiple rebates for residents who choose to purchase electric vehicles. The move to electrify its fleet is a demonstration of AMP’s commitment to Alameda’s goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 50 percent by 2030.

AMP anticipates receiving the new trucks throughout the summer, with the first truck expected to be delivered in May.