We have a goal to replace 100% of our current electric operations light-duty fleet vehicles, such as cars, vans and sport utility vehicles, with electric vehicles (EV) in Houston and Evansville by 2030.
We plan to replace 50% of current electric operations light-duty fleet vehicles by 2025 and complete the replacement by 2030. In addition, 5% of electric operations heavy-duty vehicles are expected to be replaced with EVs by 2025 and 10% by 2030.
In our Natural Gas business, we plan to electrify one-third of our fleet by 2030.
CenterPoint Energy is a trusted partner in eMobility, powering more than 200 million miles of EV driving every year.
Electric Vehicles in Houston
- CenterPoint Energy co-founded EVolve Houston in 2019 and invested $1 million to enable electric transportation solutions.
- We are supporting METRO’s electrification of 20 buses as a beginning to their bus electrification program.
- We are developing a master energy plan for METRO to reach their goal of zero emissions by 2030.
Approximately 2 million tons of CO2 emissions are avoided annually by electrifying vehicles across our Houston territory, according to Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle | US EPA.
MEETING LONGER-TERM HOUSTON EV OPPORTUNITIES
City of Houston EV Car projection:
vehicles by 2030
Equivalent demand of a new home
Potential upside: >200k EVs from Bipartisan Infrastructure plan by 2030
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 CAT Program also 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.