While the growing popularity of electric vehicles continues to sweep across the globe, with more and more fleets going all-electric and major auto manufacturers working on EVs and electric hybrids, it’s important to recognize that many local communities are also doing their part to go green and embrace zero-emission vehicles. One such community is Milford.
Milford has recently embraced several major initiatives to help “green” its community, most notably, partnering with General Motors to install six electric car charging stations by the end of July. The 220-volt charging stations can recharge an electric vehicle in just 2-3 hours.
Milford is also the hometown of GGT Electric (GreenGoTek), an electric car and truck manufacturer, which recently won “best in show” at the 3rd Annual Michigan Electric Vehicle Show.
To support their local community’s efforts to foster the use of electric vehicles, GGT Electric has donated one of its E-Dyne electric trucks to the city of Milford to trial, at no cost, for the next three months. The E-Dyne truck is a 96-volt model that is ideal for fleet or commercial use.
“We’re extremely proud of Milford for investing in the infrastructure to support more widespread use of electric vehicles,” said Ray Leduc, CEO of GGT Electric. “With the charging stations in place, we wanted to give the city government a chance to try out an electric truck for themselves, so they could see what a lasting, positive impact these vehicles can have on the environment and the local community.”
Leduc presented the keys to the E-Dyne truck to Becky Jacques, Finance Director for the village of Milford, and Robert Calley, Milford’s Director of Public Service, on July 6. According to Calley, the truck will be used the city’s ordinance officers. “If it works, we are looking to purchase one,” said Calley. “I’m open for anything to cut down on fuel consumption.”
GGT Electric has supplied its EVs to a diverse client base that includes the state of South Carolina, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Veterans Administration, Virginia Tech University, the Federal Aviation Administration, Grand Canyon National Park, the University of Memphis, and the U.S. Forest Service, among others.
More at www.ggtelectric.com