PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Office of Sustainability released the 2024 progress update on Philadelphia’s Municipal Clean Fleet Plan, the strategy to transition the City’s fleet of more than 6,000 vehicles to clean and electric alternatives.

In moving away from gas-powered vehicles, the City continues to lead by example to reduce carbon pollution and preserve clean air, bolstering the Parker Administration’s commitment to a cleaner and greener city. Adopting clean and electric vehicle (EV) technology helps to create local jobs through initiatives like Plug In Philly, the City-led workforce development program that will train and diversify the workforce supporting the local EV industry.

Electrifying a large and multifunctional fleet is a significant undertaking that Philadelphia’s city government has made steady progress towards. Notable updates from the 2023 report include:

  • The City increased its battery electric vehicle fleet by over 400 percent to nearly 250 vehicles.
  • The City reduced emissions from light- and medium-duty vehicles by 10 percent from 2019 levels, putting us on track reach our goal of reducing emissions from these vehicles by at least 45 percent by 2030.
  • The City established a Clean Fleet Committee, which meets quarterly to identify problems, find solutions, and coordinate EV charging capabilities.
  • City-owned EV chargers reached over 100 ports across 54 facilities.
  • The City’s first Level 3 Fast Charger will be installed in early 2024, thanks in part to the Operations Transformation Fund. This type of charger will have more charging capacity and charge vehicles faster.

“Transitioning to electric vehicles lowers our carbon footprint, and produces cleaner air and family-sustaining jobs in Philadelphia,” said Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. “We will continue leveraging opportunities to accelerate our city’s clean fleet transition and create a safer, cleaner, and greener Philadelphia with economic opportunity for all.”

In 2022, Philadelphia’s municipal fleet was responsible for 15.7 percent of the municipal government’s carbon footprint. The Municipal Clean Fleet Plan is part of the City’s broader strategy to eliminate emissions in the buildings, energy, transportation, and waste sectors by 2050, aligning with expert recommendations to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

About the City’s Office of Sustainability  

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the city to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, through advancing environmental justice, reducing the city’s carbon emissions, and preparing Philadelphia for a hotter and wetter future. The Municipal Energy Office, housed within OOS, is responsible for managing the municipal energy portfolio and its contribution towards carbon reductions. For more information, visit