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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 13, 2021

Dominion Energy to Convert 8,600 Vehicles to EVs

Dominion Energy announced Aug. 10 that it plans to convert more than 8,600 vehicles across 16 of its service area states to electric or clean-burning alternative fuels by 2030.

The Richmond, Va.-based utility launched its Green Fleet initiative, beginning with this EV target on its path to achieving net-zero carbon and methane emissions. After 2030, Dominion plants for all new vehicles purchased to be powered by electricity or alternative fuels.

In addition to its overall EV target, Dominion is committed to converting 75% of passenger vehicles and 50% of work vehicles to electric power by 2030. It will also use trucks equipped with emissions-reducing ePTO systems and has joined the Electric Highway Coalition, an initiative advocating for the growth of EVs on American highways. 

The initiative also invests in increased EV charging capabilities for single and multi-family homes, workplaces and some public locations. Dominion plans to expand its EV charging and alternative fuels infrastructure and its local offices and other facilities. 

“We know our customers and shareholders have heightened expectations about our role in society,” Wendy Wellener, Dominion Energy's vice president of shared services, said in a statement. “They are telling us that they want a company that is mindful of its impact on the world around us. They want a company that leads on clean energy. But they also want safe, reliable and affordable service. We are listening. And we believe this initiative, which drives change across the states where we do business, meets those expectations.”

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