9.35tonnes 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 MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the City of Medicine Hat purchased two new electric Zamboni 450s.
By switching to electric, specifically units with a lithium-ion battery, the City will be eliminating any operational emissions, leading to a reduction in environmental impact, as well as health and safety improvements for both staff and patrons.
This project was completed in September, 2020.
“We are expecting to see significant cost savings by switching to the electric Zambonis. In fuel costs alone, we have estimated that we’ll see savings of up to 80 per cent compared to the gasoline units these are replacing.”Justin Brunelle, Manager of Fleet Services
“By switching to electric vehicles at our rinks, we will also eliminate operational emissions, leading to a reduction in environmental impact, as well as improving the health and safety for both staff and patrons.”Stephane Rainville, Superintendent of Recreation Facilities Operations
Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program