Town of Coaldale Zamboni 450 Electric Vehicle 

This project was funded through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program

Town of Coaldale

2022Completion Year

$153,795.00Project Cost

$46,138.50MCCAC Funding

4.68tonnes 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 Town of Coaldale purchased their first fully electric Zamboni to resurface the ice at the Coaldale Arena. The new vehicle will be used to ensure good quality ice while reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. This project was completed in July 2022. 


The Town added the electric Zamboni to its fleet in January 2022 and estimates it 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.


With this electric vehicle, the Town’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. The electric Zamboni is expected to reduce overall emissions by 66% compared to a conventional propane ice resurfacer.  

The new electric Zamboni is quieter and will produce less emissions in the facility, which will result in a huge improvement for the indoor air quality.”

– Russ Tanner, Director of Recreation and Community Services

“We greatly appreciate Alberta Municipalities and the Friends of the Arena for creating the opportunity for Coaldale to purchase its first electric vehicle. We’re very excited to see it in operation, ensuring quality ice while reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.”

– Mayor Jack Van Rijn


Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program