OVERVIEW As part of the Action Centre’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the City of Medicine Hat purchased two…
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As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the Town of Drayton Valley purchased two new fully electric Toro Workman utility vehicles used by the Public Works and Parks department. Their summer staff will use these vehicles as they carry out their various duties around Drayton Valley.
This project was completed in June 2021.
The Town was looking for a cost-effective vehicle option that would prevent the need to lease a utility vehicle each summer. The Toro Workman GTX vehicles are built to seat a team of four passengers with space for tools, equipment, and other cargo. With the additional space for passengers and equipment, their staff are now able to get more of their work done in fewer trips.
With these electric vehicles, the Town will no longer have to lease utility vehicles each summer to carry out their duties. The purchase is part of an ongoing effort to find operational cost savings and efficiencies within the municipality. It is expected that these vehicles will provide lower fuel and maintenance costs with the added benefit of no greenhouse gas emissions when in operation.
“We expect to see lower fuel and maintenance costs with these electric vehicles. With further co-benefits like reduced environmental impact and better health and safety outcomes, this is a project that has Council’s full support.”Michael Doerksen, Mayor, Town of Drayton Valley
“We wanted to explore the electric option for our fleet, and these electric utility vehicles are a fantastic transition vehicle for the municipality. These vehicles are quiet, right-sized for the intended function, and do not need new charging infrastructure. During summer, you can drive around Drayton Valley all day, plug it into a wall outlet overnight and do it all over again the next day.”Owen Olynyk, Acting General Manager for Engineering Services
Read more about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program