Number and percentage of City-owned battery-electric vehicles (BEV)


The City of Austin is focused on becoming a greener city and the Fleet Mobility Services Department developed the Carbon Neutral Plan, which includes acquiring 330 battery-electric vehicles. The goal is to be early adopters of the overall regional mobility strategy setting the example for the general public and other governmental entities.


Fleet Mobility Services Department (FMSD) continues to move toward its goal of 330 BEV/PHEV’s with 284 active units.  While FMSD began the year on target, COVID impacted the ability to continue progress at that same rate.  This occurred on two fronts. Manufacturers decrease in production of these units, and an internal re-evaluation of vehicle needs related to work from home orders. FMSD will continue to monitor the ramp up in production of these units as well as the demand for vehicles as citywide reintegration of employees begins in earnest. Additionally, while the initial goal of 330 was based on light duty administrative vehicles, as manufacturers begin production of pick-up trucks and other service duty-oriented vehicles this goal may be revised.
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Additional Measure Insights

The number and percentage of City-owned battery-electric vehicles illustrates the Fleet Mobility Services Department’s (FMSD) commitment to the City of Austin’s community climate plan that emphasizes the reduction of harmful emissions generated by the transportation sector.  FMSD is committed to leading and setting the example for other governmental agencies and the general public by being early adopters of this and other emerging technologies in support of the overall regional mobility strategy.  At FMSD we strive to be the leader in the strategic adoption of new technology, focusing operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility and reducing air pollution for the health, safety, and quality of life our citizens. Currently, 25 City departments contain battery-electric vehicles (BEV) in their fleet for a total of 284 BEV’s.

Measure Details and Definition

1) Definition:  This measure counts the number of City-owned battery-electric vehicles (BEV)
2) Calculation method: This measure is calculated by counting the number of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and comparing the number of vehicles out of 330 vehicles.
3) Data Collection Process:  The data is collected by an asset tracking system, which is managed by the Fleet Mobility Services Department.
4) Measure Target Calculation: The target of 330 battery-electric vehicles comes from the Carbon Neutral Plan. The data was calculated from acquisitions made and the monitoring of the battery-electric vehicles in the current City fleet.
5) Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Fiscal Year)

Date page was last updated: July 2023