Green Fleet

The City of Brampton is committed to environmental stewardship in sustainable transportation. To protect the future of our environment, the City believes every action counts.


  • Anti-Idle SignBrampton’s municipal fleet anti-idling policy began in 2005.
  • No vehicle or equipment will idle for longer than 3 minutes.
  • Municipal vehicles are not permitted to use “drive-through windows” at restaurants, banking institutions etc.
  • Unoccupied vehicles must be turned off.
  • Ride-on/hand-held equipment must be turned off when not in use.

Did You Know? If you stop idling for 10 minutes a day, you can save $300 and reduce CO2 emissions by 542 kg each year.

Biodiesel Fuel

  • Biodiesel StationBiodiesel fuel produces fewer exhaust emissions than regular fuel and is made from waste or renewable resources. The City’s biodiesel is made from renewable soy beans.
  • In 2003, Brampton became the first municipality in Canada to use biodiesel fuel in its fleet of vehicles and equipment.
  • Biodiesel is usually blended and represented as a percentage. For example, B-20 means 80 per cent is ultra-low sulphur petro diesel and 20 per cent is pure bio fuel.
  • The City’s diesel-powered vehicles and equipment use blends ranging from B-5 to B-20 (seasonally adjusted). When B-20 is used in the summer, savings can be as high as 25 per cent per litre.

Did You Know? Every year, the City uses 8 million litres of blended biodiesel fuel.

Hybrid Cars

  • Hybrid CarBrampton first purchased hybrid cars in 2006.
  • These vehicles operate on gas and battery power.
  • The City currently owns 18 hybrid cars.

Smart Cars

  • Smart CarBrampton first purchased Smart Cars in 2006.
  • These vehicles operate on biodiesel fuel.
  • The City currently owns 11 Smart Cars.

Did You Know? Smart Cars and hybrids have reduced the City’s CO2 emissions by 32,000 kilograms per year and saved the City $13,000 in fuel per year.


  • Every vehicle in the City’s fleet goes through a “right-sizing” review to make sure that the vehicle meets our operational needs when we buy it and throughout its lifecycle.
  • City staff conduct a cost benefit and environmental impact analysis to reduce operating costs and CO2 emissions.

Züm Buses

  • BusZüm, Brampton's new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service uses brand new buses.
  • These buses feature state-of-the-art operations and amenities.
  • Clean hybrid diesel-electric technology will reduce fuel by 10 to 15 per cent compared to conventional diesel vehicles.
  • Lower overall weight will reduce noise, ride more smoothly, and lower emissions.