City of Arlington Purchases First Fleet of Electric Vehicles
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on August 17, 2021, August 17, 2021

Electric vehicle fleet

The City of Arlington’s first fleet of electric vehicles has hit the streets.

The six Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, which replaced older City vehicles that had exceeded their useful service life, arrived this summer and are now being used by the Arlington Police Department, Code Compliance and Fleet Services.

The purchase of these electric vehicles is based on the direction of the Arlington City Council’s Environmental Task Force to transition the City’s fleet from gasoline and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles in an effort to minimize emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated 10 counties in North Central Texas, including Tarrant County, as nonattainment for the pollutant ozone. Transportation-related activities are a focus in reducing air pollution as approximately two-thirds of nitrogen oxides emissions in the region come from mobile sources such on-road vehicles and off-road equipment.

The six electric vehicles were purchased for $166,150 through the Texas Local Government Purchase Cooperative.

Click here to read more about the City of Arlington’s environmental commitment.

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