In a move to reduce their carbon footprint, the City of Cambridge, Ontario announced yesterday they now have a fleet of all-electric vehicles.
The seven Chevrolet Bolts will be used by the City’s building inspectors, with the city planning to introduce more green vehicles across other departments as existing fleets come up for replacement.
“I’m pleased that staff are always looking for ways to improve our sustainability as a city and these vehicles are another step in that direction,” says Mayor Kathryn McGarry in a press release. “The plan is to continually keep introducing more clean air technologies across all divisions.”
The City is expecting the new Bolts to bring with them reduced operating costs and expenses, resulting in overall savings compared to the gas cars they are replacing.
While the savings will be welcomed by residents of Cambridge, they will also appreciate the 90% fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping the City reach its goal of an 80% reduction in GHG by 2050.
Cambridge now joins neighbouring Waterloo, who recently welcomed six new Hyundai Kona EVs for their Building Standards inspection fleet.