Louisville to Prioritize Buying EVs

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Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order directing all Louisville Metro Government (LMG) agencies and departments to prioritize the purchasing of electric and hybrid vehicles, green equipment, and necessary infrastructure to support LMG’s transition to electric vehicles.

“Emissions from gas-powered vehicles are the second-largest source for greenhouse gas emissions in our city,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville Metro Government employees—from LMPD and code enforcement officers driving their routes to Metro Parks employees cutting the grass—operate many gas-powered vehicles. We need to practice what we preach and lead by example. This executive order will move us toward electric vehicles, which will provide cost savings over time and improve environmental health.”

In addition, the executive order states that any contractor or supplier doing business with Louisville Metro Government in excess of $1 million collectively, must commit to reduce their carbon footprint and provide a plan that details how they will achieve such reduction.

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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