Over the last 100 years, we have watched the use of electricity
evolve – from candles to light bulbs, clothes lines to electric
dryers, and printed books to electronic readers.
Today, it’s time for us to encourage our customers to continue the
evolution to power a greater portion of our transportation. Why?
Because it just makes sense – environmentally
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have zero to near-zero emissions. Because
the transportation sector accounts for more than a quarter of
annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, electrification presents a
huge opportunity to achieve national clean air and climate goals.
In addition to the environmental benefits, driving an EV is also
economical. Based on national average residential electricity
prices, fueling an EV is equivalent to paying about $1.25 per gallon
of gasoline. And, EVs have lower maintenance requirements than
their gasoline-powered counterparts.
To accelerate this evolution, Empire is leading by example. We
are committed to invest at least five percent of our annual vehicle
fleet budget in EVs and plug-in technologies.
We are asking you to investigate whether EVs might be the right
choice for you, your customers, and your employees. Empire
is currently offering rebates on vehicles and fork trucks and is
committed to partnering with companies to install charging
stations throughout our service territory.
If you have questions about adding EVs to your fleet or would like
to partner with us to install charging stations, please email our
Empire EV team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are
here to help.