Tag: alternative fuel vehicle

On Road to Net Zero, PepsiCo Expands Electric Fleet in California

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) announced the expansion of its electric-powered fleet across California. In the next several months, 50 Class 8 Tesla Semi trucks will operate out of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Fresno, Calif., and 75 Ford E-Transit electric vans will step-change the electrification of its equipment services fleet across the state. The electric […]

The Benefits and Challenges of Installing EV Charging Stations

With the increased popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), modern mobility is propelling us toward a greener future. EVs have emerged as one of the most promising solutions to combating climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, yet the continued growth of the EV market greatly depends on the development and installation of a […]

Top 10 Earth Day Must-Reads for Facilities Managers

Unless Elon Musk stops messing around with Twitter and gets us to Mars, Earth is our only home for the foreseeable future. That means we’ve got to take good care of the planet and conserve its finite natural resources. It’s also why sustainability is a hot topic all year long and why facilities managers are […]

GSA Invests $25M in EV Chargers at Federal Buildings

The federal government is picking up speed on its path toward an all-electric fleet. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced $25 million for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), or EV charging ports, at federal buildings across the country. An initial planned spend of just over $20 million through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) […]

DOE Offers Public Schools $180M for Clean Energy Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has opened applications for the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize, which will award $180 million for clean energy upgrades at public K-12 schools to lower costs and improve indoor air quality. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this new round of funding builds on $178 million in grants awarded […]

Was the Hertz Decision the Death Knell for the EV Revolution?

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. Recently, car rental powerhouse Hertz decided to dump about 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from its fleet of rental vehicles. This decision came only two short years after the company made a deal with Tesla […]

USPS Unveils First Charging Stations and EVs Under Plan for Nation’s Largest Electric Fleet

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), alongside White House officials, unveiled its first set of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center (S&DC). Charging stations like these will be installed at hundreds of new S&DCs across the country throughout the year and will power what will be the nation’s largest […]

New York Announces $100 Million for Zero-Emission School Buses

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is now available for zero-emission school buses under the state’s $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. The New York School Bus Incentive Program (NYSBIP) provides funding to make clean buses and the associated charging infrastructure more affordable for public […]

Western Continues Shift from Fossil Fuels with Landscaping Equipment, Electric Vehicles

Caring for campus grounds has become a quieter experience and more comfortable for landscape services employees at Western University in Ontario, Canada, as the university works to eliminate gas-powered units on campus. Facilities Management has recently added two electric John Deere Gator utility vehicles (UTVs) to its landscape services fleet, replacing a carbon-intensive equipment truck […]

DOE Awards Public Schools $178 Million for Energy Improvements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first round of selectees for the Renew America’s Schools grant program, a competitive award that will support the implementation of energy improvements in public K-12 schools across the country. Following “unprecedented” demand for the funding, the DOE chose 24 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in 22 states to share […]