For several years, the City places priority on purchasing "green vehicles," anything from low emission loaders to fully electric lawnmowers and hybrid police cars, whenever possible for its fleet. As a recommendation from the City's Green Team, the Garage Division is always looking for cleaner and greener versions of equipment when replacing more traditional fossil fuel equipment and fully electric vehicles for fleet replacement.
Fully Electric Vehicles include:
- Traverse City Parking Services: 1 Vehicle
- Traverse City Light & Power: 1 Van
- Traverse City Light & Power: 2 Full Size Pickup Trucks
- Traverse City Police Department: 2 Hybrid Police Interceptors
Additionally, the City Manager's office has requested that for every new vehicle we purchase through the Garage Fund we plant a tree on City Property.
The DPS philosophy is to always keep a watchful eye for cleaner and greener options when purchasing vehicles and equipment and we believe as the technology continues to develop our fleet will grow greener in the future.