With the help of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) grant for Municipal Electric Vehicles, protective services has purchased a fully electric two-seat Polaris Ranger to add to their vehicle fleet for access to off-road areas.
“The grant will refund 25% of the pre-tax purchase price”, said protective services director Kelly Stienwand. “The new ranger will have approximately half the overall greenhouse gas emissions compared to a gasoline-powered off-road vehicle.”
The 30 horsepower, 2-person all-wheel drive Ranger can travel up to 40 km/hour with a range of approximately 80 km per charge, and will be used during special events, pathways and river valley patrols, as well as accessing remote locations during emergencies. The Polaris Ranger additionally provides more storage area for the collection of any confiscated illegal or dangerous materials.
“The Polaris Ranger provides easier access to the river valley and pathway systems,” said protective services director Kelly Stienwand. “It is much quieter to operate than a gas off-road vehicle and it is more environmentally-friendly aligning with our sustainable corporate initiatives.”