Strategy to Reduce Indianapolis’ Reliance on Foreign Oil

 

Strategy to Reduce Indianapolis’ Reliance on Foreign Oil

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard charged us with developing a strategy to reduce or eliminate the city’s reliance on foreign oil.

 

We responded to this colossal initiative with a 3-tiered approach, and collaborated with high-level teams and partners to see it carried out efficiently and economically.

 

What we did:

+ Eliminated 100 vehicles from the city’s fleet and began replacing 425 other vehicles with plug-in hybrid or electric sedans

+ Worked to determine that compressed natural gas was the appropriate alternative fuel for heavy duty trucks like snow plows, dump trucks, and fire apparatus

+ Partnered with vehicle manufacturers to begin developing an alternatively-fueled, urban police car