Mayor to Announce Program to Replace City Vehicles with Electric Vans
Richmond City is about to embark on a pilot program to replace its fleet of city vehicles with new electric ones. Charles Fishburne has more in this Science Matters reports.
Later today, the mayor will announce a pilot program using Ford’s Transit Connect electric vehicles.
The gasoline-powered version of the commercial-grade van has been in use in Europe and South America for eight years, but this one is new and like its predecessor, is expected to have easy access, large cargo capacity and a very green footprint.
There will be a model on display at the news conference this afternoon; that will include the Chairman of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative of Richmond, a group dedicated to pursuing clean, energy-efficient urban transportation.
Richmond plans to buy four of the vans and if they work, replace as many as 40 vehicles in its motor pool fleet.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News