8.1.5 State and Municipal Clean Fleet Requirements

LPDD Recommendation: “State and local governments should use their procurement powers to mandate, promote, and reward investments in diesel-free or cleaner diesel engines.”

LPDD Model Law: Clean Fleet Legislation

Model legislation that can be enacted on the state or local level to establish a “Green Fleet Transition” program in the enacting jurisdiction.

Hawaii’s HB 552 (2021)

Establishes clean ground transportation goals for state agencies to achieve 100% light-duty motor vehicles zero-emission fleet by December 31, 2035; and requires agencies purchase or lease low-petroleum medium- and heavy-duty vehicles where possible.

Maryland SB 137 (2021)

Requires all buses purchased for the state fleet be zero emissions after 2023, and a planning process to electrify the rest of the fleet.

Vermont’s HB 529 (2019)

Increased public transit funding, offered financial incentives for plug-in electric vehicles, and set a 2021 target to make 75% of purchased or leased vehicles for the State Vehicle Fleet fully electric or hybrid.

New Jersey’s S2252 (2020)

Establishes a Statewide public plug-in electric vehicle charging system, rebates for EVs and EV chargers, and a state clean fleet requirement.

Massachusetts’ Proposed S. 2476 (2020)

Proposed legislation would compel 100% electric MBTA buses by 2030, impose zero emissions requirements for state vehicles by 2024, and mandates a study on electrification of all smaller government fleets.