Clean Fleet Initiative

plug in hybrid rubbish packers

Public Works continues to introduce advanced vehicle technologies into its fleet in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and transition to clean energy. Upcoming equipment budget includes several electric or hybrid options for large trucks as well as small vehicles. The new vehicles will supplement the recently purchased Ford all-electric cargo van and two plug-in hybrid inspector/snow operations vehicles along with five fully electric Nissan Leafs and three plug-in hybrid rubbish trucks already in the fleet. Public Works also uses B20 biodiesel sourced from regional waste oil products in the vehicles that fuel up at its yard.

The Department is also leading an interdepartmental initiative to recommend a citywide Clean Fleet policy, which will update the previous Green Fleet policy to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The policy will contain greenhouse gas emission targets, acquisition guidelines and a plan for the installation of charging stations and electrical infrastructure. While working to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, the policy will also ensure that vehicles will be able to perform the necessary functions such as 24/7 snow operations, have repair shop capability in the Boston region and have charging infrastructure available.

Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement


Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc.