Pacific Gas & Electric recently hosted its Green Fleet Roadshow event on Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco in conjunction with the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative conference at the Hyatt. Some of the vehicles PG&E has been bringing into its fleet include:
- PG&E has been beta-testing the VIA plug-in hybrid truck for two years, and PG&E will be purchasing more of these when they go to production later in the year.
- There are approximately 55 Chevrolet Volts and 25 C-Max Energis in the fleet, which are used as employee pool car vehicles.
- Approximately 55 plug-in hybrid Altec Material Handler Trucks, and 350 plug-in hybrid Altec Bucket Trucks. The fleet has a few electric trucks made by Smith Electric Vehicles in three models: service body, flatbed, and bucket.
- The Alltec Bucket Trucks (featured above in photo) saved the fleet more than $700,000 in fuel costs in 2012 compared to the conventional diesel trucks that they replaced.