City of Largo Commissioners and team members stopped by Largo City Hall on Tuesday, May 16, prior to the Commission meeting, to check out some of the City's newest electric vehicles. Team members representing Fleet, Sustainability, and Energy Management were present to showcase the new Chevy Bolts and share how this initiative contributes to Largo’s sustainability goals. With these additions, the City continues progress toward a full transition to alternative fuel light-duty vehicles (hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric) by 2030. In total, Largo currently has 64 hybrid vehicles and seven electric vehicles, two of which are the first-ever fully electric motorcycles.Pictured above, from left to right: Constance Galati (Energy Program Administrator), Sheridan Gemuendt (Sustainability & Resilience Administrator), Julianne Perez (Community Engagement Administrator), Maggie Paluch (Assistant City Manager), Bryan Rivera (Facilities Manager), Jesse Ostovich (Fleet Manager)
In 2018, Largo adopted the goal to power all municipal operations with at least 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. To advance this goal, an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Policy was approved in 2020, and the City continues to expand charging stations at current and planned city facilities to accommodate the growing fleet. A level three DC fast charging station is installed for city and public use next to the Central Park Performing Arts Center. On average, DC fast chargers can charge an electric vehicle up to 80 percent within 30 minutes to 1 hour. All of the City’s public charging stations combined can service up to 13 vehicles at once and the City continues to look for opportunities to strengthen this local infrastructure.
For more information on this initiative, locations of public charging stations, and other efforts supporting Largo’s focus on sustainability, visit OurFutureLargo.com
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