• Vehicle Fleet

  • We continue to transform our vehicle fleet by adopting low-carbon technologies such as hybrids, plug-ins and biodiesel fuel in those vehicles that have diesel engines. We acquire commercially available hybrid and alternative fuel technology when a vehicle needs to be replaced. We research new vehicle technologies for compatibility with our fleet requirements and plan to introduce them as they become available.

    To further reduce carbon emissions from our fleet, we switched to biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel is available at all 13 PHI-owned fuel sites, which are strategically located throughout the area. We have approximately 1,000 diesel powered vehicles in our fleet.

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    We continue to transform our vehicle fleet by adopting low-carbon technologies such as hybrids and plug-ins, and biodiesel fuel in those vehicles that have diesel engines. We are acquiring commercially available hybrid and alternative fuel technology as vehicles are due for replacement. We also are investigating emerging vehicle technologies for compatibility with our fleet requirements, and plan to introduce them as they become commercially available.

    In 2012, there were 235 hybrid vehicles in service across PHI. This included 81 hybrid passenger cars, 127 hybrid SUVs and 27 hybrid bucket trucks. Included in this mix were 10 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric passenger cars. We added our first plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck in 2012.

    PHI is also part of a group working with the Electric Power Research Institute on the Department of Energy's Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Medium Duty Fleet Demonstration Program. This program is promoting the development and deployment of plug-in electric vehicle technology for commercial application and includes Odyne, Quantum and VIA Motors as electric technology partners.

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