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SoCalGas Adds Ford E-Transit Vans To Its Fleet

While retail consumer demand for all-electric vehicles is lagging a bit behind expected levels, that isn’t true of the commercial fleet world, where those entities are gravitating toward EVs in a big way. In that realm, EVs make a lot of sense for companies that don’t rack up a lot of miles in a given day and are looking to reduce their operating expenses, as EVs have been proven to do exactly that. Thus far, the Ford E-Transit has been a hot target for a number of companies, and now, another one has joined that list.

SoCalGas Ford E-Transit - Interior 001

That company is Los Angeles, California-based Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), which just announced that it has purchased 21 new Ford E-Transit vans. This addition will help the utility company work towards its goals to replace 50 percent of its over-the-road fleet with alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) by 2025, as well as field a 100 percent zero-emissions fleet by 2035.

“The addition of Ford’s E-Transit electric vans to our fleet represents a significant achievement in SoCalGas’ advancement toward a zero-emissions future,” said Sandra Hrna, vice president, supply chain and operations support at SoCalGas. “By investing in technologies powered by electricity, hydrogen, or renewable natural gas, we are advancing our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and accelerate decarbonization in a sector that has historically been a major contributor to GHG emissions.”

2024 Ford E-Transit - Exterior 003 - Front Charge Port

As Ford Authority previously reported, SoCalGas and The Blue Oval are developing a hydrogen fuel cell Ford F-550 prototype with the Department of Energy (DOE). Next year, that vehicle will be tested in real world conditions as another way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen oxide emissions in medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

We’ll have more on the Ford E-Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bill Howland

    You would think SOME auto manufacturer would make a small engined CNG vehicle such as the NG powered Trax, now discontinued.

    Seems funny that the Gas Company is forced to buy from their competitor, the Electric Company

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