Five new vehicles have been added to Oxford County’s fleet, featuring leading-edge technology aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Among these vehicles are Canada’s first snow plows powered by CNG, which have been already delivered and begun clearing roads just in time for the cold-weather season.
In another Canadian-first for vehicle technology, two new hybrid ambulances were acquired in September by Oxford County Paramedic Services. The county has also added a fully-electric Chevrolet Bolt to the fleet, which is used by Source Water Protection staff to visit residents and sites throughout the County.
These new additions bring the number of green fleet vehicles to seven, with plans to convert or purchase 13 more CNG hybrid vehicles in the coming months.
These enhancements to the county’s fleet will help achieve a projected 6.2% reduction in CO2 emissions per year, equivalent to keeping 38 barrels of oil in the ground, or preserving 19 acres of forest.
Source: Oxford County