New Bedford, Massachusetts Uses Grant Money to Buy 5 EVs for City Use

DEC 29 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 3

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Previously, the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts was granted $52,500 to put towards the purchase of 5 alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Which vehicles will the city buy?  EVs, of course.

New Bedford will spend the grant money on 5 plug-in vehicles, though we’re not precisely sure which plug-ins will be bought (the approved list of vehicles include plug-ins from Toyota, Ford and Mitsubishi, according to South Coats Today).

The grant money was $7,500 per vehicle purchase, which means that the city will have to pay the rest of the balance.

This is just the beginning in Massachusetts, where $550,000 will be granted to 20 communities for the purchase of alt-fuel vehicles.  Those communities are expected to buy 47 plug-in vehicles and install 17 charging stations.

The city EVs will be utilized for purposes ranging from permitting inspections to water department usage.

Source: South Coast Today

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Isn’t New Bedford Massachusetts the home of Vectrix? Too bad they closed shop this week otherwise it would be nice if they could have spend the grant on one of their bikes.

I am actually surprised nobody picked up on the story of the Vectrix downfall…

Wow.. i hadn’t heard about that. I have seen one of them in person and thought they were really nice bikes.

I’ve been working/following the story myself for about a month. I believe the last “official” day for the US operations at Tuesday, although there is no one kicking around anymore. Probably will put together a story early this week once we get our ducks in a row on it, (=