Xcel Energy and program provider CLEAResult are going electric. The companies have agreed to transition CLEAResult’s local fleet of field services vehicles to a mix of fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Squad visits. The first fully electric Home Energy Squad electric vehicle (EV) will hit the roads of Xcel Energy territory October 2021, as CLEAResult continues working towards its goal of transitioning to an electric vehicle fleet.
“The combination of the used EV inventory, tax credits, manufacturer rebates, and local dealership incentives have made it easier and more affordable than ever to drive electric,” says Rob O’Connell, Xcel Energy program manager. “Our Home Energy Squad is capitalizing on this and taking real action to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability to our customers and the industry as a whole.”
As the customer-facing operator of Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Squad program, CLEAResult’s transition to fleet electrification provides an important opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of EV ownership to day-to-day consumers.
“We're inspired by the opportunity to demonstrate the advantages of fleet electrification with Xcel Energy, as championing EV adoption is one important way we are changing the way people use energy. With this initiative we’re able to advance CLEAResult’s own sustainability efforts while demonstrating the same solutions we’re advising for use with our clients,” said James Russell, CLEAResult practice director. “We look forward to sharing our process and tools as a model for other utilities to accelerate EV adoption, and showing how the Home Energy Squad now conveys to Xcel Energy’s customers that EV adoption is not only possible, but practical.”