Greening the Vehicle Fleet
The City has a number of fuel efficient vehicles in service and continue to explore ways to improve on the fleet's fuel efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The vehicle fleet includes:
- Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) automated Garbage Trucks (expected to begin service in 2017). A CNG truck is cheaper to operate and reduces green house gas emissions by 30% over standard diesel trucks.
- City diesel vehicles have been using bio diesel mixes since May 2008. The City currently uses a blend of 5% biodiesel all year round for its diesel fleet as a way to reduce GHG emissions.
- Three Nissan LEAF electric vehicles
- Three Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles
- One electric "Dynasty" car for use on Protection Island
- Two mountain bikes with trailers are available for the use of the City horticulture staff for use on park sites where trucks are not necessary.
Furthermore the City has completed a number of dual fuel and fuel switching conversions, including:
- One 2007 Electric Ford Ranger
- Two 2012 CNG Pickup Trucks
- Ten dual fuel trucks (propane/unleaded fuel)
- Currently 2 Electric Zambonis with a third being converted for electricity in 2016
In addition to oil and oil filter recycling, we participate in a waste antifreeze recycling program where used antifreeze is collected and sent to a local company for processing through distillation to produce pure ethylene glycol and distilled water.
Dynasty electric car (manufactured in Delta, BC)
Nissan Leaf fully electric vehicle
Parks gardening staff bike and wagon