By Michael Dabaie
Duke Energy said it would convert most of its current 10,000-vehicle fleet to electric or another zero-carbon alternative in 10 years.
With about 600 electric vehicles already in its fleet, the utility said it would continue to pursue electrification as more electric vehicle options become available.
Duke Energy said it would convert all of its nearly 4,000 light-duty vehicles to electric and 50% of its about 6,000 combined fleet of medium-duty, heavy-duty and off-road vehicles to EVs, plug-in hybrids or other zero-carbon alternatives as more of these options become available.
The company said that by 2030, it would reduce CO2 emissions by 60,000 metric tons and petroleum usage by 10 million gallons annually.
"We've set a bold vision to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by 2050. But beyond how we generate power, we're looking at other ways to transform our business to reduce emissions," said Chief Executive Lynn Good.
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