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The City of Sequim has purchased an electric utility vehicle, the Might-E-Truck, for janitorial and maintenance staff usage to support City facilities. The vehicle is designed for local or neighborhood use with a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and a charge that will last for up to 50 miles.
The vehicle replaces a 1997 Aerostar Van previously used by the Public Works staff. It is estimated that the electric vehicle will save 87% of fuel costs, or approximately $816 annually, and save 7230 pounds of CO2 emissions each year, a 99% reduction.
“The purchase of this all electric vehicle is consistent with the City Council goal to invest in infrastructure and equipment to reduce carbon emissions,” said Public Works Director David Garlington. “We are pleased that we are able to do our part in reducing emissions and contribute to a healthier environment.”
The vehicle was purchased from Powersports Northwest in Centralia, Washington through the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) state contract for $43,000. An additional $500 was spent to outfit the truck to meet the needs for facility service.
For more information, please contact the Sequim Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908.