Oklahoma City adds electric cars to fleet
Oklahoma City has added two electric cars to its fleet in an attempt to cut down on fuel costs. The city has its own charging station soon to go live near the Civic Center Music Hall downtown, and charging stations for the public could be installed soon in at least two other spots nearby.
Oklahoma City officials hope taking short trips in town in electric cars will help put a dent in the city’s massive fuel budget.
The city is experimenting with the use of electric cars, starting with two Nissan Leaf sedans bought with the help of a grant secured by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.
“It costs about $2.30 for this car to travel 100 miles,” said Paula Falkenstein, director of the city’s General Services Department. “Our fuel budget is about $4.5 million a year. Two...
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