New Clear Roads Synthesis Report: Transitioning to Fleets Powered by Alternative Fuels

There are a variety of issues that should be considered before an agency replaces its existing fleet of diesel-fueled winter maintenance vehicles and equipment with versions that run on electric vehicle technologies (EVT) or alternative fuels.

To help agencies understand the available technologies and related operational considerations of transitioning their fleet, a new Clear Roads synthesis project offers historical context and lessons learned from fuel transitions of the past, as well as interviews with current practitioners and vehicle and fuel-system manufacturers. The project’s report includes recommendations, best practices and future considerations for making winter maintenance fleets greener.

Download the synthesis report and two-page brief: Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels for Winter Operations, May 2023.