Green Fleet

Idling Policy: The Village has adopted an Idle Reduction Policy for its employees; the only exception is for public safety vehicles that are responding to an emergency situation.

Bio-Diesel Fuel: All diesel-equipped vehicles began using a 2% bio-diesel fuel blend on January 1, 2006.

Diesel Oxidation Catalysts: The Public Works Department received a grant from Clean Air Counts in the amount of $22,140 to install diesel oxidation catalysts on nine trucks.

Hybrid Vehicles: 

  • In 2007 the Village purchased two Hybrid Sport Utility Vehicles to replace two older gasoline powered units.
  • At the Village Board meeting on January 14th, 2020, Village Trustees approved the purchase of four Hybrid Police Utility Interceptors. Wilmette will be one of the first communities in Illinois to deploy these newly designed vehicles!
    • Wilmette’s patrol cars typically have a life expectancy of four years, for these vehicles, the Return on Investment was deemed to be a year and a half. The Village will continue to consider Green Fleet alternatives when purchasing new fleet vehicles, and the Village is proud to be on the forefront of Green initiatives!