Township Council Approves Purchase Of Five Electric Cars

Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said the electric charging stations will be made available to the public during the daytime, when the township’s fleet of electric cars are on the road. (File photo).

The township motor pool will be a little “greener” soon, now that the Township Council has approved the purchase of five electric cars for its fleet.

The cars, along with six charging stations that have yet to be purchased, were anticipated in the 2018 budget.

The council at its Aug. 14 meeting approved the $188,312.50 purchase of five 2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars, at $37,662.50 each, from Mall Chevrolet of Cherry Hill. The purchases will be made under the auspices of the Middlesex Regional Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said the cars should be in the township in two to three months, as should the charging stations.

The cars will be used by the Construction Code Office, he said.

The charging stations will be located in the parking lot next to the township Animal Shelter, in the municipal complex on DeMott Lane, Vornlocker said.

He said the charging stations will be open to the public during the day when the township’s cars are being used. 

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