City of Leduc Zamboni 552AC Electric Vehicle

This project was funded through Electric Vehicles for Municipalities

City of Leduc

2021Completion Year

$172,080Project Cost

$50,000MCCAC Funding

4.68tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the City of Leduc purchased their first fully electric Zamboni to resurface the ice at the Twin Arenas in the Leduc Recreation Centre. The new vehicle will be used to ensure good quality ice while reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

This project was completed in November 2021.

APPROACH

The City added the electric Zamboni to its fleet in March 2021 which will produce significant fuel and maintenance cost savings from the previous model. The unit comes with sealed lithium-ion batteries that are expected to last 10-12 years and will be partially charged through the facility’s solar panels.

RESULTS

With this electric vehicle, the City’s fleet is helping to reduce the environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and maintenance costs.  There will also be a health and safety improvement for both staff and patrons due to the lack of any operational emissions. This EV is expected to reduce overall emissions by 66.48 % compared to the previous Zamboni 526 ice resurfacer.

“Our Council and staff are committed to sustainable operations and working towards our greenhouse gas reduction targets. I look forward to seeing the new Zamboni in action on a regular basis, especially as provincial health restrictions are eased, and we are able to fully welcome our community back to the ice.”

Bob Young, Mayor, City of Leduc

“By electrifying their ice resurfacer through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program, the City of Leduc continues to advance their leadership on climate action and inspire residents and businesses to do their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Trina Innes, Executive Director, Municipal Climate Change Action Centre