Autonomous Equipment & Battery Power
Climate change grant helps Alberta municipality add electric mower to its fleet
Greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 50 per cent
July 5, 2022 By Turf & Rec
The Town of Okotoks, Alta. is praising the virtues of a fully-electric mower it has added to its fleet of municipal maintenance equipment.
A Municipal Climate Change Action Centre grant helped the town make the purchase. The money refunded about 30 per cent of the Greenworks mower’s pre-tax purchase price, making the expense comparable to that of a gasoline-powered mower.
The town is enjoying the quiet operation the mower offers as well as its environmental friendliness.
The municipality estimates its greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced about 50 per cent. The grant aims to help Alberta municipalities trend toward battery-powered and hybrid vehicles.
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