Using Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits or Carbon-Free Credits, customers can offset a...

Using Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits or Carbon-Free Credits, customers can offset a fleet's carbon emissions.

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NaviStar, manufacturer of IC Bus school buses and International brand commercial trucks and engines, is working with In-Charge Energy to power electric vehicle fleet customers with carbon-neutral electricity through their turnkey EV charging infrastructure.

“As an increasing number of customers are exploring, investing in, and adopting electric powertrains for buses and trucks, they have questions about where the electricity comes from,” said Jason Gies, Navistar’s vice president of eMobility business development. “Through this offering, we can proudly tell our customers and their community stakeholders that their entire fleet can be entirely clean energy, no matter where the fleet operates.”

In-Charge Energy’s fleet-focused In-Control software platform automates the process of collecting EV-charging energy information and with a single click calculates the carbon impact of fueling. The company has entered into contracts for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to convert energy consumed by fleets to 100 percent renewable sources.

In California, Oregon, and British Columbia, Canada, most companies can earn Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits when they charge their vehicles. The partnership of Navistar and In-Charge allows fleet managers to focus on managing fleets while In-Control manages the LCFS credit generation and credits on energy markets for cash.

In other parts of the United States and Canada, In-Charge customers have the option to buy In-Charge Carbon-Free Credits, which offsets a fleet’s carbon emissions. With these credits, In-Charge and Navistar customers can buy verified clean, renewable energy to reduce the environmental impact of their electricity use for EV charging, with the goal of complete carbon neutrality.

“We have assembled the most experienced team in North America for fleet electrification, and the team is making it easier for fleets to maximize the cost savings and environmental benefits of electrification,” said Terry O’Day, chief operating officer for In-Charge Energy. “We’re in this business to improve our footprint and make fleets successful.”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the nation’s largest source of all greenhouse gas emissions is transportation. The largest sources of transportation-related carbon emissions come from passenger cars, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and light-duty trucks, including sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans, accounting for more than half the emissions from the transportation sector.