As part of the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program, the City of Airdrie purchased a 2019 Olympia IceBear Ice Resurfacer Battery Electric Vehicle.
4.68tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions
As part of the MCCAC’s Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) Program, the Town of Innisfail purchased their first fully electric ice resurfacer, an Olympia Millennium Model E, to resurface the ice at the Innisfail 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 December 2021.
The Town added the electric Olympia to its fleet in November 2021 and estimates it will enable significant fuel and maintenance cost savings from the previous model.
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. This EV is expected to reduce overall emissions by 66% compared to a conventional propane ice resurfacer.
“With the support from MCCAC we were able to pursue the purchase of an electric ice resurfacer for our facility. This machine provides us with an emissions free environment for staff and patrons.”Trish Cerin, Facilities Manager