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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.

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: November 12, 2012
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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...
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