Georgia Power also rolls out new fleet of EVs, pictured here in front of its Atlanta headquarters
The City of Atlanta announced a bold electrification project for its municipal car fleet.
The goal is to have one of the largest municipal fleets of EVs in the US - in total, 50 all-electric and plug-in hybrids will be deployed by the end of this year.
The press release is indicates a willingness to buy models like Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi, distributed throughout the city's fleet based on the needs of each department.
Mayor Kasim Reed said:
“Replacing our current cars with clean-fueled vehicles, powered by cutting-edge technology, is a historic step for the City of Atlanta. The program is yet another example of how we are fully vested in making Atlanta a healthier and more prosperous city.”
Nissan LEAF donated to the Atlanta Police Foundation by Georgia Power
Vision Fleet CEO Michael Brylawski commented:
“This project will have enormous impacts on fuel consumption and fleet service costs. For example, each of the 50 electric vehicles deployed will save at least 550-600 gallons of gas annually. In addition, fuel costs for the new electric vehicles will be about one-third of the old gas vehicles costs, and maintenance will be reduced by approximately 40 percent.”