Green Fleet Transition Plan, 2004-2007 Results
The City reduced CO2 emissions from the fleet by 5,000 tonnes over 2004-2007. Overall, Toronto reduced emissions from its fleet operations by a minimum of 4% using green vehicles and clean fuels (see table below).
The emission reductions achieved over 2004-2007 were reported in the Green Fleet Plan 2008-2011. It is the source of the following analysis tables.
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The Transition Plan targeted emission reductions of 15% to 23% over 2004-2007 depending on the biodiesel feedstock. The City's actual emission reductions for 2004-2007 are estimated at 25% for green vehicles (based on 122 of the green vehicles) and 4% for green fuels. This results in overall City fleet emission reductions of approximately 4% (see table below).
The majority of emission reductions came from the use of clean fuels; biodiesel, ethanol in gasoline and natural gas. Clean fuels reduced CO2 by an estimated 4,800 tonnes relative to conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. These reductions are estimates based on the best information available to date, including average emission factors for biodiesel, ethanol and natural gas.
The City of Toronto purchased a number of alternative vehicles over 2004-2007. The number of alternative vehicles can be compared to the targets set in the Transition Plan. After a slow start in 2004 and 2005, the City purchased more alternative vehicles than anticipated in 2006 and 2007 (see table below).
The Green Fleet Transition Plan 2004-2007 gave the City of Toronto some initial experience with alternative fuels and green vehicles. Toronto built on this experience when developing its current guide, the Green Fleet Plan 2008-2011.