B’more County to Begin Electrifying County Vehicles

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski recently issued an order to electrify county vehicles.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski recently announced an Executive Order requiring all new and replacement passenger vehicles for the county’s fleet to be hybrid or electric vehicles. This was in line with the county’s continued efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the press release:

“We recognize our obligation to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Baltimore County for this and future generations, which is why I’m committed to ensuring Baltimore County remains a statewide sustainability leader,” Olszewski said. “In setting this new goal, Baltimore County will lead by example and increase the number electric vehicles on our roads and support long-term efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and combat climate change.” . . .

Under Olszewski’s Executive Order, Baltimore County will:

· Convert at least 10 percent of the County government’s passenger fleet to electric vehicles by 2030;

· Install the charging infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles; and

· Replace remaining passenger vehicles with fuel-efficient hybrid models.

This executive order is the latest action in the Olszewski Administration’s push for sustainability and expanding renewable energy.

Read the full Baltimore County press release.