Arup and Enel release new report to guide the transition to zero-emission fleets

Arup, in partnership with global renewable energy leader Enel, today released Toward Sustainable Fleet Transitions (pdf), a report that brings together insights from practitioners and subject matter experts on how to catalyze, streamline, and accelerate sustainable fleet transitions. Drawing from decades of real-world experience in decarbonization and circularity, Arup and Enel synthesize lessons learned from ZEV specialists, energy providers, fleet owners and managers, and circular economy experts to set out a clear roadmap. 

The decarbonization of the transportation industry will be critical to achieving emissions reduction goals for the built environment. Following last year’s release of Toward Sustainable Solar Energy, Arup and Enel’s latest report is a guide for navigating both the scale of opportunity and depth of challenges in electrifying vehicle fleets. Toward Sustainable Fleet Transitions aims to advance the transition of vehicle fleets, from electric vehicle procurement and storage to charging infrastructure, maintenance, and operations. The new report explores a broad range of considerations — such as stakeholder engagement, fleet user education, site planning and facility design — to minimize environmental impacts and maximize value in the long-term.

Billions of public and private dollars will be invested in zero emission fleet transitions within the decade. This is a tremendous opportunity for decarbonized mobility and cost savings. It is also a once in a lifetime opportunity to positively shape communities and accelerate broader sustainable development goals. Arup is pleased to be collaborating with Enel to help fleets make the best use of this investment — meeting and exceeding their transition potential.
— Cole Roberts, Americas Urban Energy Leader

The report walks through the phases of transition, identifying quick wins and innovative opportunities for value stacking throughout the process. With an additional lens on circularity, resilience, and community benefits, the report highlights the value of transitioning strategies that extend beyond the norm — resulting in better outcomes and overall reduced risk.

Electrifying fleet vehicles is one of the most impactful changes an organization can make to decrease its emissions, but fleet transitions can be complex, even overwhelming, without a clear roadmap to guide the process. That’s why Enel North America partnered with Arup to develop this report and leverage our combined decarbonization and circularity expertise to give everyone involved, from fleet owners and managers to maintenance and operations staff, a step-by-step guide to simplifying the fleet transition process, an important action towards achieving net zero.
— Joel Obillo, Head of Sales and Marketing, Enel North America

With legislative incentives, such as the electric vehicle tax credits extended by the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and incentive programs at the state level, the sustainable transition of fleets is more financially feasible than ever. Toward Sustainable Fleet Transitions aims to provide a comprehensive guide for all aspects of the fleet transition journey, helping the transportation industry usher in a more sustainable, carbon-free mobility future.

About Enel North America

Enel North America, part of the Enel Group, is a clean energy leader in North America and is working to electrify the economy and build a net-zero carbon future by decarbonizing energy supply, electrifying transportation, creating resilient grids, and promoting a just, equitable transition. Enel North America serves over 4,500 businesses, utilities, and cities through renewable power generation, demand response, distributed energy resources, smart e-mobility solutions and services, energy trading, advisory and consulting services, and more. Its portfolio includes over 8 GW of utility-scale renewable capacity, 606 MW / 882 MWh of utility-scale energy storage and 63 MW / 145 MWh of distributed energy storage capacity, 4.7 GW of demand response capacity, and 150,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube to learn more.  

About Arup

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigor to shape a better world.