City of Maitland Expects Single Chevy Volt Fleet Vehicle to Save $14,000 on Fuel in 10 Years
The city of Maitland, Florida will purchase a Chevy Volt sometime this year. The vehicle will by used by the city’s public works department and will become Maitland’s first plug-in vehicle.
Council members made the decision to purchase the Volt based on its usefulness and low operating costs.
Maitland officials expect the lone Volt to save the city some $14,000 over the next ten years.
Public Works Director Rick Lemke stated:
“It gives us the opportunity to enter the green world.”
Lemke believes that the purchase of the Volt will lead to the city eventually adding more electric vehicles to its fleet.
Meanwhile, Councilman John Lowndes, remarked:
“This is a win-win situation where we can do the right thing environmentally, and the right thing by the city’s pocket book by saving us lot of money.”
“This is not a risk; it’s a deal that’s going to save us a lot of money.”
The purchase of the Chevy Volt was unanimously approved by the city council. The Volt has already been ordered and is expected to arrive any day now.
Source: WPM Observer