We have three key roles to play in decarbonizing the transportation sector within our footprint:
Decarbonize our company-owned fleet of vehicles
Work with policymakers, partners and peer utilities to build a robust charging network
Invest in research and development for both on-road and non-road transportation solutions
We plan to convert 50% of our electric companies’ fleet vehicles in the auto/SUV/minivan, forklift and ATV/cart/miscellaneous equipment segments, or “light-duty” vehicles, to electric by 2030. In an effort to optimize the financial impact of transitioning the fleet to our customers, we plan to achieve this goal through the annual fleet attrition process. Each year, selected retiring internal combustion engine fleet assets will be replaced with the appropriate clean fuel alternative. We are excited to evaluate the alternatives in the markets and bring the right new technologies into the Southern Company fleet of safe and reliable equipment.
Electricity powers nearly every aspect of our lives, and we're bringing that sustainable energy to transportation. Electric vehicles are better for the environment, have a lower total cost of operation than gasoline or diesel vehicles, promote local jobs and are fun to drive.