Our fleet of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) include all electric, extended-range and trouble trucks with battery-powered bucket lifts.
EVs deliver both environmental and operational benefits. Because plug-in EVs are powered at least in part by electricity, they reduce oil consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Plug-in EVs also require less maintenance. Our Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 all-electric vehicles require no oil changes and their regenerative breaking leads to reduced brake wear. Here's what you'll find in our fleet:
Our Green Fleet consists of 15 Chevy Bolts and one Tesla Model 3. Each vehicle type has a range of about 230 miles.
We also have 12 Chevy Volt EREVs with a battery range of about 40 miles – plenty of range for most commutes. However, when longer trips are necessary, the EREV offers the added benefit of an onboard gasoline-powered generator that provides an additional range of about 300 miles. Tampa Electric added Chevy Volts to its fleet when first introduced in 2010.
We have more than 20 Dodge 5500-series diesel bucket trucks equipped with Jobsite Energy Management Systems (JEMS) from Altec Industries. With JEMS, advanced battery technology eliminates the need for the trucks' diesel engines to elevate the buckets. Instead, each truck's 48-volt battery system produces more than enough power to elevate and control its bucket. This eliminates the need to idle and reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent.
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