Taylor Dunn Electric Van Delivers Campus Mail

New gas-free mail delivery vehicles ease maintenance, save the university money

Published: 01-Oct-2008

In the interest of sustainability, UW-Eau Claire Facilities Planning and Management implemented a new battery-powered scooter vehicle in its mail services department last week, said Lynn Peterson, associate director of Facilities Planning and Management.

Peterson said that they have 45 "trucksters" that burn gas, and they started entertaining the idea of using hybrid or electric vehicles.

The mail room will use the battery-powered scooters to distribute an average of 7,250 pieces of mail on campus each day, according to the Facilities Planning and Management Web site.

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