All charged up and ready to go

Mayor Lary Coppola charges up his electric vehicle. - Carole Bacon/Staff Photo
Mayor Lary Coppola charges up his electric vehicle.
— image credit: Carole Bacon/Staff Photo

Coppola plugs the new Mitsubishi “iMiEV” electric vehicle in to charge. Part of Coppola’s commitment to the city’s “Green Initiative,” the completely electric-powered vehicle can be driven 100 miles on a single charge. Mitsubishi claims the cost per kilometer to drive the vehicle is one-third that of a comparable gasoline vehicle. Depending on the cost of electricity, cost per kilometer can drop as low as one-ninth that of gasoline when charged during off-peak or night-time hours. Coppola is looking to be one of the first in the country to employ electric vehicles for city use.

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