3tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions
Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 2.0
As part of the Action Centre’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, The City of Calgary purchased a new battery electric vehicle – a 2021 Chevrolet Bolt – along with a level 2 charging station. This electric vehicle is being used in the City of Calgary’s Flex Fleet program, a shared fleet of vehicles for employee transportation to deliver City programs and services. The City’s primary motivation behind the project was to demonstrate municipal leadership and reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. This project was completed in February 2022
The City of Calgary is committed to climate action and sustainability by incorporating fully electric, electric hybrid and other low-carbon vehicle technologies in its fleet. The Chevrolet Bolt was the first electric vehicle in The City of Calgary’s shared fleet program, replacing an older vehicle, and included a Flo Core+ 7.2 kW level 2 EV charging station. By modernizing and increasing the number of low-emission vehicles in the municipal fleet, The City can assess suitability in operations and drive further interest in greener technologies within programs and service delivery.
Transportation accounts for one-third of Calgary’s greenhouse gas emissions and the purchase of this vehicle and the transition to electric vehicles will help The City of Calgary eliminate tailpipe emissions, reducing environmental impact, as well as significantly lowering fuel and maintenance costs. These EVs are expected to cut lifecycle fuel and maintenance costs by over $20,000 compared to similar vehicles in The City’s fleet. The vehicles join The City’s growing fleet of fully electric mobile assets including scissor lifts, forklifts, small utility vehicles, and two electric ice re-surfacers.
We are proud to be a recipient of funding from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to support the purchase of an electric vehicle to join our shared fleet program. This was the first electric vehicle in our Flex Fleet program and will contribute to building Calgary’s low carbon economy as we modernize our municipal fleet to explore and test greener technologies for a cleaner future.Majid Asefi, Director of Fleet & Inventory
Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program