The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is accelerating plans to incorporate EVs into its fleet, with a goal of 100% light-duty and 50% medium-duty vehicles of the fleet by 2030.
To achieve its goal, the TVA intends to add nearly 1,200 light- and medium-duty EVs and more than 300 additional charging stations at key TVA locations.
As gas power vehicles reach the end of their life cycle, the utility will replace them with new electric vehicles.
By 2030, EVs will equal half of the overall TVA fleet, reducing CO2 emissions and fleet gasoline consumption.
The TVA has also expanded existing programs to encourage EV usage by employees. The ValleyRide program, which allows employees to rent a vehicle from TVA for travel to other TVA sites, is currently available at the Chattanooga office complex and Muscle Shoals. More EVs and locations will be added to the ValleyRide program in the coming years, giving employees an easy option to choose a carbon-free EV for work travel.
Earlier this year, TVA announced a multi-year plan to build a coalition of partners to accelerate the electrification of transportation through programs to reduce or eliminate the top market barriers that currently prevent more people from choosing EVs.