Zero-Emission Vehicle Adoption Resource Guide for Government Fleets in Jackson County, Illinois

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As part of Communities LEAP (Local Energy Action Program), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance to Jackson County, Illinois to help develop their clean energy transition roadmap. Fleet electrification was identified as a potential pathway that could address the environmental injustices, high energy burden, and local pollution experienced by this former coal community. NREL worked with Jackson County, Illinois to develop a resource guide that can assist fleet managers considering a transition to electric light-duty fleet vehicles. To further understand the unique challenges of fleet electrification in Jackson County, NREL met with three leaders within the county who either managed current fleets or were responsible for fleet purchases. This resource guide includes best practices and resources that address many of the frequently asked questions that arose during these discussions. Interested fleets can then use this resource guide to help identify the initial steps needed to plan for vehicle electrification. The resource guide summarizes the basics of electric vehicle (EV) adoption for fleets, funding and incentive pathways, total cost of ownership in comparison to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, charging infrastructure, and pilot programs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-88407

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102024-6142


  • Communities LEAP
  • EV charging infrastructure
  • EV resource guide
  • fleet electrification
  • total cost of ownership
  • vehicle electrification


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