Fuel Management

City of Houston Saving $110,000 a Year With EVs

December 23, 2013

Photo courtesy of City of Houston.
Photo courtesy of City of Houston.

The City of Houston expects to save about $110,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs by issuing 27 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to city workers as part of a broader sustainability initiative that also includes car sharing.

Each Nissan Leaf costs $473.98 per year to fuel while gasoline-fueled Nissan Rogue SUVs in the fleet cost $1,925.25 a year to fuel, reports EV Obsession.

The city has been adding electric vehicles to its fleet of 9,277 cars, vans, and trucks to reduce cost and greenhouse gas emissions as well as "promote sustainable transportation options for residents and visitors," according to a report by the Electrification Coalition.

The city expects a more than 600,000-resident population increase by 2030, growth that has created air quality issues that have become increasingly difficult to manage.

The city plans to add even more EVs to its fleet in the coming years, said Laura Spanjian, the city's director of sustainability.

In 2010, the city converted 15 Toyota Prius hybrids to plug-in hybrid vehicles. A year later, the city was among the first to get the all-electric Leaf. In 2012, Houston and Austin were among the first cities to get the Ford Focus electric vehicle.

In August of 2012, the city launched a car-sharing program for its employees called FleetShare in a partnership wih ZipCar.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Good afternoon all. We have been looking at trying a fuel additive developed by a company called DPF Remedy. The benefits are supposed...

View Topic

Does anyone run a University fleet similar to ours? New Jersey City University has approximately 10,000 students, 1000 faculty & staff,...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1018 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

N. Bud Grossman, co-founder of General Leasing Company (later named Gelco) and past president of the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA)

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices