City to receive funding to advance Green Fleet Strategy

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The City of Calgary will receive $558,000 in funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) and its partners to help modernize its fleet of vehicles and equipment through the Green Fleet Strategy, which is stewarded through The City’s Fleet & Inventory business unit.

“Funding from MCCAC and its partners will help subsidize the cost of electric vehicles and charging stations, directly supporting initiatives such as The City’s employee vehicle share program, Flex Fleet, as well as Green Fleet Strategy projects and pilots aimed at improving the energy efficiency of City vehicles and equipment,” said Philippa Wagner, Green Fleet Program Manager.

Over the last two years, The City has applied for funding from two key programs:

  1. SouthGrow Regional Initiative – Electric Vehicle Charging Program; and
  2. MCCAC Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program  

Through the SouthGrow Regional Initiative, The City will receive $105,000 towards the installation of nine EV chargers, including DC chargers (4) and Level 2 chargers (5). These chargers will mainly support vehicles for The City’s collision and compliance officers as well as maintenance technicians servicing vehicles and equipment across Calgary.

The City will also receive $280,000 in funding through the MCCAC Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program to subsidize the cost to electrify 20 light-duty fleet vehicles, including Ford Lightning trucks and E-Transit vans as well as $172,963 towards a hybrid refuse truck that will be used to pilot hybrid technology in larger units.

“Balancing the use of fully electric, hybrid electric and other low carbon vehicles and equipment is one way The City is working to reduce fleet GHG emissions in support of The City’s Climate Strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” explained Wagner.

Both electrification and alternative fuel use will play an important role in reducing emissions from The City’s fleet of vehicles and equipment.

“Support from these funding programs is playing a critical role in our ability to support emission reduction efforts at The City,” stated Wagner.

Visit for more information on The City’s Green Fleet Strategy or to learn more about funding programs through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. Funding for the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program was provided by the Government of Alberta. Additional funding was provided by the SouthGrow Regional Initiative and Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program by the Government of Canada.