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National Grid takes first step in creating a fleet of electric vehicles

WALTHAM, Mass. (WWLP)– National Grid has set a objective of having all electric mild obligation vehicles in their fleet by 2030.

The firm made the announcement on Tuesday in Lowell once they unveiled a totally electric Ford E-Transit cargo van for day-to-day operations. The pilot program is in partnership with Ford Motor Company. The automobile can be used to carry out common discipline work in Massachusetts first, then transfer to National Grid’s New York fleet for a second spherical of testing.

“We are excited to be the first power firm in the Northeast to check out Ford’s electric
van,” stated Badar Khan, President of National Grid, U.S. “Over the following decade, National Grid will
be transferring to a 100% electric fleet for our mild obligation vehicles and dealing to interchange medium and
heavy-duty vehicles with cleaner choices. Last yr, we started testing electric backhoes and this
yr, e-vans might deliver us nearer to our objective of web zero by 2050.”

Ford’s E-Transit is the first all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker in North America,
and is an electrified model of the Ford Transit. Ford will use the suggestions and information from the pilot program to make adjustments and enhancements to the automobile to extend it’s usability for a bigger vary of clients.

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