Leading by Example: Seattle's Drive to a 100% Fossil-Fuel-Free City Fleet by 2030

Seattle aims to lead by example by committing its entire municipal fleet to be fossil-fuel-free by 2030. This goal encompasses transitioning all city-owned vehicles to electric or other zero-emissions technologies where possible. It reflects our city's dedication to sustainable practices, reducing its own operational carbon footprint, and pioneering the adoption of clean, green transportation technologies in the public sector. 


In 2023, SDOT tested an EV sweeper to clean protected bike lanes. Other demonstrations and pilots have included deploying all-electric forklifts and rollers, deploying rented or borrowed EVs in partnership with vendors to assess their real-world service delivery performance, and testing drop-in renewable diesel in city vehicles as a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fossil fuels. 

Picture of the new electric vehicle bike lane street sweeper

Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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