City receives funding to invest in new electric vehicle for Flex Fleet employee vehicle share program
A 2021 Chevrolet Bolt will be joining The City of Calgary’s Flex Fleet along with a new charging station thanks to $16,000 in funding that will be received through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.
“By modernizing and incorporating fully electric, electric hybrid and other low carbon vehicle technologies in our municipal fleet, we can reduce our environmental impact and lower fuel and maintenance costs by more than $20,000 compared to similar vehicles,” said Majid Asefi, director of Fleet Services.
The City’s Flex Fleet is a program designed to drive down the cost of operations and improve employee utilization of The City’s existing fleet vehicles. From trucks to electric sedans, the Chevy Bolt is the first electric vehicle in Flex Fleet and joins a growing fleet of fully electric mobile assets including scissor lifts, forklifts, small utility vehicles, and two electric ice re-surfacers.
"Transportation accounts for one-third of Calgary's greenhouse gas emissions and it’s exciting to see us take action to reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Climate Strategy and Corporate Greenhouse Gas and Emissions Plan to become net-zero in 2050,” said Asefi.