Oshawa adds seven fully-electric vehicles to its fleet

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Published June 27, 2023 at 4:06 pm

Oshawa has added seven locally sourced electric vehicles to its EV fleet, with the battery-powered 2023 Chevrolet Bolts being used by municipal licensing enforcement officers and building inspectors.

The vehicles were purchased from Ontario Motors Sales of Oshawa, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the city.

“The introduction of our first fully electric vehicle fleet marks another milestone,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “This investment supports Council’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and at the same time saves taxpayer dollars.”

The green fleet will lower greenhouse gas emissions and will translate to overall savings for the City with lower operating and maintenance costs.

The new all-electric cars are in addition to ten hybrid vehicles being used by municipal law enforcement and 16 recently installed EV charging stations at City facilities. Another four fully electric vehicles have been ordered.

“We are proud that the new vehicles were purchased locally,’” said Councillor John Gray, Chair of the Community and Operations Services Committee. “OMS has been a long-standing business in Oshawa; we congratulate them on their 100th anniversary as they continue to serve our community.”

The green fleet and EV charging stations support the City’s Corporate Energy Management Plan and a Council-adopted vision statement that “energy management will be considered a priority in all corporate asset management activities, including capital, operations and maintenance decisions; and financial management and procurement decisions.”

For more information, visit Oshawa.ca/EnergyPlan.

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