Cambridge Adds 7 Electric Vehicles to Fleet for Building Inspectors

Cambridge electric fleet july 30

The City of Cambridge in Ontario, Canada, has announced it has added seven electric vehicles to its fleet, part of ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

The vehicles are not Teslas, but 2020 Chevrolet Bolt models, which are 100 per cent battery powered. These new electric vehicles will be used by Cambridge building inspectors.

“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,” said Mayor Kathryn McGarry, in a statement. “The plan is to continually keep introducing more clean air technologies across all divisions.”

Cambridge emphasizes the new electric fleet will result in “overall savings for the City in terms of lower operating and maintenance costs.”

The City has a goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and will continue to update its vehicles to meet its goal.

“In addition to expanding our green fleet, we’ll also continue to develop supporting infrastructure, such as adding additional electric vehicle chargers for corporate and community use, and identifying other areas of environmental efficiencies in our facilities and operations,” added Yogesh Shah, Director of Asset Management and Project Management Office.