Commit to Fleet Efficiency Standards
The transportation sector is now responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota and across the country. Cars and trucks are also responsible for harmful air pollution that causes asthma and other respiratory illnesses, particularly in lower-income communities that live along major roadways. Fortunately, we have the technological solutions necessary to address these environmental and health challenges.
By committing to high-efficiency and zero-emission vehicles in their fleets, corporations can significantly reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and benefit public health. And despite the higher upfront costs associated with purchasing more efficient or electric vehicles, companies that do so will see reduced fuel and maintenance costs over the lifetime of these vehicles. These companies also benefit from reduced reliance on volatile oil and gas prices, as well as an improved company reputation.
Companies such as Amazon, Clif Bar, and Siemens have all made commitments to reduce their transportation-related emissions and are leading the way with electric fleets. Even more so than individual households, corporations stand to benefit from the transition to cleaner and more efficient vehicles.
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