Duke Energy advances climate strategy with aggressive pledge to electrify vehicle fleet by 2030

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy is continuing its push to reduce carbon emissions with a new pledge to convert most of its current 10,000-vehicle fleet to electric or another zero-carbon alternative in just 10 years. With approximately 600 electric vehicles (EVs) already in its fleet, the utility says it will continue to pursue electrification as more electric vehicle options become available.

“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 Lynn Good, chair, president and CEO. “Electric vehicles are an important part of that strategy. With our new pledge, we’re committed to transitioning our fleet and spurring adoption within our communities.”

More specifically, Duke Energy’s pledge is to convert 100% of its nearly 4,000 light-duty vehicles to electric and

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