Vancouver Adds More Electric Cars to City Fleet

Eleven of the Mitsubishi i-MiEVs will be for city department use, and two for the Vancouver park board.

Published: 17-Aug-2012

The City of Vancouver is adding 13 new electric vehicles to its fleet.

Mayor Gregor Robertson, who announced the purchase of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicles outside city hall today (August 15), claimed the addition means Vancouver now has “the greenest fleet of vehicles” in Canada.

“We recognize that the city plays a really important role in leading the way and setting the example in its operations, and demonstrating what a greenest city looks like in our city-run buildings, in our facilities, and all of our operations, including our transportation,” he told reporters.


Mitsubishi prototype EV charging station in Cypress, CA.

Electric vehicles charging stations will be integrated into system designed to keep grid stable while using renewable energy from wind and solar.

Mitsubishi i-MiEVs in New Zealand will be powered by solar energy.

The 1.5 kilowatt SolarCity system is comprised of solar photovoltaic modules that produce an average of 1,900 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

Mitsubishi traded 500 i-MiEV electric cars for Estonian carbon credits.

336 of the 507 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs offered to municipal social workers have been claimed thus far.


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