Electric-Powered for a Cleaner, Greener Future!
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) aims to electrify two-thirds of its fleet of meal delivery vehicles by 2027. MOWSF’s current fleet of 32 combustion vehicles covers almost 100,000 miles a year visiting thousands of homebound seniors daily. By transitioning to EV, the organization expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% and reduce maintenance and fuel costs by approximately 10%.
In 2022, MOWSF worked with CLEAResult, the largest provider of emission-reducing energy solutions across North America, to develop a vehicle electrification five-year plan to replace 24 of the organization’s vehicles with refrigerated Ford eTransit vehicles by 2027. The plan provides a roadmap for EV charging infrastructure needs, total costs for ownership, and projected results.
As of April 13, 2023, MOWSF has purchased 4, Ford eTransit vans that can travel approximately 100 miles on a single charge, and one dual port-charging station.
Amazon is the lead financial sponsor of this program. Other funders of the EV initiative include San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, and industrial developer, Goodman.
During MOWSF’s dedication and grand opening of its new headquarters in Bayview on April 14, 2023, Sally Kay, Regional Head of Public Policy and External Affairs at Amazon, announced a second grant to help the organization continue its EV initiative. MOWSF plans on replacing 5 of its current gas-powered vehicles each year for the next four years pending vehicle availability and funding.
For more information on how to be a part of Meals on Wheels of San Francisco’s Fleet Electrification Initiative, please contact Jessica Sweedler at 415-343-1283.