At MTM Transit, we’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint and making a positive impact on our industry. As we look for ways to go green, we’re excited to announce that we have integrated electric vehicles into our Tracy, California fleet, and will be doing the same for our fleet in Bend, Oregon beginning September 1.
In Tracy, two Nissan Leafs are currently on the road for supervision and support activities. In Bend, we will deploy two Chevy Bolts, accompanied by a Level 2 charging station, for similar functions.
“Going green and electrifying our fleet just makes sense,” said MTM Transit President and CEO Alaina Maciá. “Hybrid and electric vehicles bring great value to our organization and our clients—specifically, better fuel economy, reduced operating costs, and significantly lower scheduled maintenance. With exciting new electric vehicles and technology like improved battery life and hydrogen fuel cells hitting the market, we look forward to contributing to a greener future for transportation systems nationwide.”
Looking to the future, MTM Transit’s goal is to begin incorporating electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles into our fleets as often as possible. As minivans and cutaways within our fleets retire, we plan to replace them with hybrid options like the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna, as well as fully electric cutaway options like the Ford E-Transit.
“The transit industry has never been more ripe for partners capable of launching flexible, sustainable, and scalable transportation options, and MTM Transit is on a mission to be the industry’s premiere green partner,” Maciá added. “From integrating electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, to installing solar lighting in our facilities, to utilizing re-refined fluids in our vehicles, this is just the start as we continue exploring opportunities for going green and making a difference in our industry and on our environment.”