By Stephen Nakrosis

 

Energy provider Southern Co. on Monday said it was setting a goal to electrify a large portion of its internal fleet by 2030.

The company said it plans to convert half the fleet vehicles "in the auto/SUV/minivan, forklift and ATV/cart/miscellaneous equipment segments" used by its electric companies to electric by 2030.

Monday's announcement follows the company's May announcement that it set a goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

"The internal fleet goal released today is part of a larger focus on electrification of the transportation industry and commitment to sustainability and clean energy," the company said.

Southern Co. said through its subsidiaries it provides electricity, natural gas and other services to nine million customers.

 

Write to Stephen Nakrosis at stephen.nakrosis@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 28, 2020 13:41 ET (17:41 GMT)

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