City of Toronto paves the way for a greener fleet with new electric vehicles

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Following the delivery of two 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs, the City of Toronto has become one of the first governments in Canada to include level three electric vehicles in its fleet.

The vehicles were purchased as part of the City of Toronto’s Consolidated Green Fleet Plan. A progress report on the plan was considered by the City’s Government Management Committee today. The progress report is available at:

“The City of Toronto continues to be a leader in green fleet technology,” said Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the City’s Government Management Committee. “This investment demonstrates our ongoing efforts to reduce our fleet’s environmental impact while pursuing cost-effective solutions.”

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a 380 km driving range and DC fast-charging capabilities that allow the vehicle to reach a full charge in 45 minutes. This marks a significant improvement from the City’s level 2 electric vehicles, which have a driving range of approximately 100 km and require approximately eight hours to reach a full battery charge. 

The City currently has 2,091 green vehicles and pieces of equipment in its fleet, representing 24 per cent of the total number of vehicles in the City’s fleet. This includes electric, hybrid, fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles, as well as conventional vehicles with fuel-conserving technologies. 

The goal of the City of Toronto’s Consolidated Green Fleet Plan is to choose vehicles, equipment, fuels and practices that:
• consume less fuel and emit less greenhouses gases and air pollution
• meet the City’s operational requirements
• are sustainable, and
• are economically viable. 

More information on the Green Fleet Plan is available at:

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