The Town of Okotoks received a $27,210.00 grant for funding as a part of the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities (EVM) program, which assisted in the Town’s purchase of an electric forklift for operational use.
The electric forklift is designed with regenerative breaks that use less energy, it does not require oil changes, nor does it produce tailpipe emissions - all of which will reduce the Town’s carbon emissions and maintenance costs.
“Adding an electric forklift to the Town’s equipment fleet demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental leadership,” says Jeremy Huet, Operations & Utilities Director. “Key advantages of this forklift replacement include a reduction in indoor fumes and reduced annual maintenance requirements.”
The grant will also encourage future feasibility studies, which will allow the Town to explore a broader shift toward electrically fueled transportation.
The EVM grant is administered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), which is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. Funding for the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program was provided by the Government of Alberta.
Learn more about the Town’s commitment to environmental responsibility at okotoks.ca/corporate-sustainability