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“We’re not sure about electrifying our fleet this year.”

“We want to go electric, but don’t know where to start.”

“We’re ready to go… we just need an action plan.”

Fleet managers know that electric vans, trucks, and semis are more efficient to operate and maintain, and they know that the cost of powering fleets with electricity rather than diesel or gasoline is both cheaper and more predictable. But transitioning a fleet presents issues of up-front capital costs and charging infrastructure. With various incentives available from the federal and state governments, 2024 could be the right time for Pacific Northwest businesses to make planning for fleet electrification a strategic priority.

To make that planning process easy and affordable, the Breaking Barriers Collaborative offers the Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator, a 13-week, hands-on, cohort-based program that combines learning and planning, and includes access to fleet decarbonization experts, 1:1 coaching from fleet electrification experts from the Electrification Coalition, and presentations from fleet managers who have already started to decarbonize their fleets. The fee to participate is a small fraction of what a fleet electrification consultant would cost.

The program begins in October. Registration is open now, and space is limited to 20 businesses. Please sign up here to enroll. 

This is the second time that Breaking Barriers has offered the program. The first cohort included fleets of all sizes, from various industries:

AAA Washington
Central City Concern
City of Bellingham
Evergreen State College
First Fruits Farms
MTR Western
New Seasons Market
Northwest Seaport Alliance
Oregon Department of Transportation
Organically Grown Company
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
Port of Seattle
Rain Shadow Consulting
The Bajan Station
The Summit at Snoqualmie
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington

Feedback from the first cohort included:

“The program is perfect for us because it takes something that was conceptual and makes it more concrete and actionable.”

“The cohort diversity is remarkable. It’s helpful to network with and learn from people going through the same process.” 

“The program has been great. Great content. Great structure. I’m learning stuff even though I’ve already researched this.” 

The Breaking Barriers Collaborative is a partnership between Climate Solutions, the Washington Build Back Black Alliance, Oregon Business for Climate, The Wave Foundation, and Clean & Prosperous Washington. With this partnership, we are investing in helping businesses transition to a clean economy.

For more information about the Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator from the Breaking Barriers Collaborative, click HERE.

Or sign up for an upcoming information session, held on Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, and Sept. 27 from 12-1pm Pacific Time.