The City of Hemet adds to its alternative fuel fleet and electric vehicle charging stations

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The City continues to move towards its goal of becoming more sustainable by announcing the addition of three alternative vehicles and four electric vehicle charging stations. With the assistance of grant funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Review Committee (MSRC) and AB 2766 Subvention Funds, the City of Hemet purchased a CNG Dump Truck, two Nissan Leaf 100% electric vehicles, and four electric vehicle charging stations. The grant funds totaled $126,919.

The CNG Dump Truck, assigned to the Street Division, has significantly contributed to efficiency due to its larger capacity for loads, allowing the Hemet Streets team to make fewer trips back and forth to the Riverside County dump site. Additionally, two new Nissan Leaf electric vehicles were assigned to the Police Records Division and the Public Works Administration. The Police Department uses their vehicle for the daily transport of documents for criminal cases that will be filed with the DA and the Public Works Department utilizes their vehicle to visit job sites, meet contractors, and perform inspections. Each electric vehicle can travel up to 226 miles on a full charge and has a lower cost of maintenance compared to the vehicles they replaced.

The grant funds also allowed the City to install four new electric vehicle charging stations, two for public use and two for City use. The public charging stations are located in the parking lot on the north side of the City of Hemet Library. The City of Hemet is amidst a comprehensive effort toward improving energy and more consciously using our resources and encourage our community to consider adopting energy efficient practices.

City of Hemet • Contributed

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