Summit County Council’s goal is to convert at least 50% of its on-road passenger vehicles to alternative fuel, hybrid, and electric vehicles by 2022. County policy is to purchase vehicles that minimize tailpipe emissions, optimize fuel economy, and meet the operational needs of the department(s).
Sharing vehicles cross departmentally is encouraged.
Implementation of these guidelines has increased overall fuel economy of the fleet, reduced tailpipe emissions and reduced the number of vehicles in the fleet that helps lower operating costs of the County fleet.
County fleet has 2 plug-in electric vehicles (EV) and 7 hybrid electric vehicles.
Public Health Department has 1 dedicated CNG Honda Civic.
Public Works has 7 bi- fuel pick-up trucks that run primarily on CNG. They switch to gasoline only when CNG is depleted. This allows for greater distance and the flexibility to keep running if the vehicles stay on the east side of the County where CNG fuel is not available.
The Sheriff’s Department has one bi-fuel (CNG/Gasoline) Tahoe and 5 hybrid vehicles.
County has installed EV charging stations at the courthouse in Coalville, Public Health Department in Park City, Summit County library in Kimball Junction, and at the library in Kamas.
Five dual EV charging stations will be installed at Ecker Hill Park and Ride in 2019.
More EV charging stations are planned to complete the county’s infrastructure. Click Here (PDF)