The electric car was manufactured by E-ride Industries and is a 4 passenger vehicle provided to us at no cost by the Department of Central Services. It operates on nine 8-volt batteries and will run for 30-40 miles between charges, costing about 5 cents per hour to charge during off peak times. Its top speed is 25 mph and it is street legal on any street with a maximum speed limit of 35 mph.
Q: What is it being used for?
We are using the car for short-trip mail runs and deliveries, and also as a back-up shuttle for employees traveling between buildings.
Q: What are employees’ initial impressions?
Employees have shown enthusiasm and interest in the car. There is generally strong support for being more environmentally aware.