The Plan outlines the green vehicles, fuels and activities Toronto will use to reduce the fleet's environmental impact. Implementing the plan over the next four years will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 15,000 tonnes compared to conventional activities.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The City of Toronto has eight electric vehicle charging stations, available for use to City vehicles only. A map of the charging station locations is available online.
Toronto's first natural gas packer goes into service
In October 2010, Toronto's first natural gas packer began operating in the former Scarborough. Over time, the packer fleet is being converted to natural gas so they can use the biogas collected from the green bin program.
Green Vehicle Selection Tool - Now Available Free to Fleets
The Green Vehicle Evaluation and Selection Tool (GVEST) was developed by Environ with funding from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. The tool was released at the Green Fleet Expo 2010 and is available free-of-charge.
Help shape the future of electric vehicles
The City of Toronto is investigating ways to fit electric vehicles (EV) into its sustainable transportation plan with the goal of proposing an EV strategy to City Council in 2011. Share your thoughts on things we should consider. Learn more on our efforts to date.
Toronto unveils new hybrids
The City of Toronto has taken delivery of a hydraulic hybrid collection truck that will save fuel and reduce pollutant emissions. It is a Peterbilt Model 320 Hybrid Class 8 collection truck with Eaton Corporation’s Hydraulic Launch Assist™ (HLA®) technology. The vehicle will be used by Solid Waste Management Services. Read the fact sheet for more information on the hydraulic hybrid collection truck.
This summer, the City will also participate in a partnership with Toyota Canada Inc. to pilot test the company's Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle. Read the news release from March 26 for more details about the pilot.