A coalition of environmental groups on Monday released a plan meant to aid local governments in switching out fossil fuel fleet vehicles to electric cars in the coming years.

The push began on Long Island, with county and town governments embracing the effort, which supporters say helps fight climate change by making the transition to an electric vehicle fleet.

“Throughout Suffolk County, towns and villages, from Smithtown to Greenport, have been installing electric vehicle charging stations,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “The Town of East Hampton will be adding five EVs to their fleet over the winter. Suffolk County Shared Services plan will be evaluating opportunities to facilitate these efforts.”

The coalition, which includes Environmental Advocates of New York and Long Island Progressive Coalition, released a toolkit designed to usher in the transition.

“I am proud to embrace environmentally friendly initiatives that benefit Nassau County and its residents,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “I thank ElectrifyNY for releasing this electric vehicle municipal toolkit which will help Nassau County as well as towns, villages and cities throughout the county transition away from fossil fuels.”