City of Henderson officials hope to save close to $20,000 in fuel costs through the purchase of two new electric vehicles for their motor pool.
A Ford Focus and a Chevy Volt will be added to a fleet already operating 95 percent of non-emergency fleet operating on alternative fuels, according to city officials.
The cars recharge in about four hours using less than $2 in electricity from a 120-volt household outlet and have a mileage rating equivalent to more than 100 MPG. The cars are expected to save $9,700 each in fuel costs over the next five years.
Workforce reductions and the motor pool have allowed the city to reduce its fleet by 120 vehicles since 2009. The city’s motor pool was created in April 2010 to cut fleet costs and increase efficiency by rotating vehicles to employees throughout the workday.