9.35tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions
As part of the Action Centre’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the City of Calgary purchased and received an $89,536.09 rebate to cover the cost of two new $158,252.60 each Engo Ice Wolf Ice Resurfacer. The new electric ice resurfacer will be used in the Foothills Athletic Park.
The new electric ice resurfacer will replace an older 2012 CNG Zamboni. The new electric unit will have a lifetime of roughly 5000 hours or 8-10 years.
The new model will have lower maintenance costs, is quieter to operate, and does not emit any GHG emissions which improve the indoor air quality for Athletic Park users. The new model is another step forward toward transitioning to electric vehicles by joining The City’s growing fleet of fully electric mobile assets including scissor lifts, forklifts, small utility vehicles, and passenger cars.
Modernizing and incorporating fully electric, electric hybrid and other low carbon vehicles and equipment such as ice resurfacers, is one way The City is working to reduce our environmental impact through the City’s Green Fleet Strategy in support of The City’s Climate Strategy to be net-zero emissions by 2050.Majid Asefi, Director of Fleet & Inventory.
Replacing our aging ice resurfacers with electric models is a great investment for the City. They are helping reduce our environmental footprint and continue to provide quality recreation experiences.Greg Steinraths, Regional Operations Manager for Calgary Recreation.
Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program