City of Spruce Grove – Ford Escapes & Zamboni

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities

City of Spruce Grove

2024Completion Year

$304,055Project Cost

$64,000MCCAC Funding

14.3tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions reductions for this project are calculated based on Alberta’s Carbon Offset Emission Factors Handbook Version 3.1


As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the City of Spruce Grove purchased a new fully electric Zamboni and two Ford Escape PHEVs.  The City received $64,000 from the MCCAC to offset the roughly $300,000 cost of the entire project

This project was funded by the Government of Alberta.


The new ice resurfacer will be used at the nearly complete Civic Centre, while the two Ford PHEVs will be used throughout the City. 


The new electric Zamboni and Ford PHEVS boast several advantages compared to traditional ICE vehicles:

  1. Reduced operational costs – EVs/PHEVs are more efficient and cheaper to operate.
  2. Reduced maintenance costs – EVs/PHEVs have fewer moving parts and therefore maintenance.
  3. Reduced indoor impact – The electric Zamboni will not produce any emission while in use indoors which is beneficial to people within the Centre.
  4. Reduced environmental impact – The electric Zamboni produces no GHGs during operation, and the Ford Escapes produce less GHGs during operation.

This new Zamboni will be a welcome addition to our fleet and will certainly be kept busy once the new Civic Centre is open next year,” said Mayor Jeff Acker. “I’d like to thank the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre for the funding for this piece of equipment, which also aligns with one of the themes in Council’s Strategic Plan, which is Environmental Sustainability for our community

Mayor Jeff Acker