U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
National Clean Fleets Partner: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Johnson Controls first introduced hybrid electric vehicles into its fleet in 2009. Today, it operates more than 500 hybrids, each reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30%, and together saving $500,000 in fuel costs during the first two-and-a-half years of operation. In 2011, Johnson Controls deployed 20 all-electric vans, estimated to achieve a 61% GHG reduction per vehicle. The fleet's strategies also include the use of compressed natural gas, propane, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and telematics.
- Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: February 2012
- Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI
- Operations: More than 1,300 locations worldwide
- Strategies and Technologies: Natural gas, hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, fuel-efficient vehicles, propane, telematics
For additional information contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Mark Smith.
Clean Fleets News
Feb. 24, 2014
Johnson Controls focuses on sustainable transportation
MILWAUKEE – Since 2008, Johnson Controls has focused on sustainable transportation by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Through 2013, the company improved its fuel efficiency by 9%, reduced GHG emissions by 19%, and cut petroleum use by 695,000 gallons. To reach these goals, Johnson Controls made these changes in its fleet:
- Replaced gasoline-powered mini-vans with more than 800 hybrid vehicles
- Switched to 4-cylinder vans and SUVs instead of 6-cylinder mini-vans
- Placed 20 all-electric vans into strategic areas of the fleet
- Downsized from full-size pickups to small pickups
- Added governors to limit the top speed of vans for safety and fuel economy while reducing emissions
- Implemented telematics to improve safety and fuel economy by reducing idling, jackrabbit starts, hard stops, and excessive speeds
- Placed compressed natural gas vans in key geographic regions
- Implemented a minimum fuel economy requirement for executive vehicles.
Future initiatives include using propane and other alternative fuel vehicles, educating drivers, and managing underused vehicles.