Fleet Electrification Goals:
As part of our plan to achieve Net Zero by 2035, CenterPoint Energy has begun to transition our vehicles to EVs through our fleet electrification program. Some EV benefits include the reduced operating cost for fuel and vehicle maintenance.
CenterPoint Energy has been actively promoting off-road electrification, including electric forklifts and carts. When approached about field testing the first-ever fully-electric bucket truck, we saw a great opportunity to provide valuable feedback that can help all of our industry peers as we move toward a cleaner energy future.
Our corporate fleet goals include electrifying 100% of sedans and SUVs by 2030.
Electric Vehicles in Houston
CenterPoint Energy co-founded Evolve Houston in 2019 to help enable electric transportation solutions. Evolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business and academic leaders who seek to accelerate cleaner transportation through electrification.
Clean Air Technologies (CAT) Program
The Clean Air Technologies (CAT) Program focuses on promoting the electrification of various technologies in the greater Houston area. The program supported the initial deployments of EV fast charging networks provided by several private companies. CenterPoint Energy maintains our place as a leader in the local business community by expanding the CAT Program’s efforts to include promoting Electric Transport Refrigeration Units and continuing research in the electrification of light-duty passenger and medium-heavy duty fleet vehicles.
With more than 200 members, EV-Point is a fast growing, employee-led affinity group designed to accelerate electric vehicle deployment among CenterPoint Energy employees. EV-Point’s mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive environment in which members can learn about EVs, network with fellow EV enthusiasts and gain professional development through EV-Point awareness and leadership programs.
eMobility was formed to improve the economic vitality and air quality in our communities by amplifying the adoption of EVs. eMobility support will enable customer fleet electrification, while helping customers meet carbon reduction goals and lower operations and maintenance fleet costs in the long term. eMobility is supporting METRO’s electrification of 20 public transportation buses, helping to reach their goal of transitioning their entire public transit fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2030.