The recent acquisition of two new LEAF vehicles provides University customers with an “electric” option to select from among motor fleet offerings.
The Nissan LEAF, an all-electric vehicle, is currently available for daily rental. “Different from the per-mile rate we currently offer for other fleet vehicles, the LEAF can be rented for a $20 per day flat rate,” said motor fleet representative Kathy Fisher.
The LEAF, because of its battery life, will accommodate trips within a 35-mile radius to campus and up to 80 miles before needing a charge. LEAF rental is ideal for prime locations such as UNC Charlotte Center City, where drivers will have premium parking, as well as access to a charging station.
The availability of an electrical option is another step toward operating a more sustainable fleet.
According to Chris Facente, automotive supervisor, these vehicles “aren’t just ‘green,’ but are reflections the University is embracing the ever-changing demands to offer more economically and environmentally sound transportation.”
In addition to the new LEAF vehicles, the Facilities Management Department’s automotive/motor fleet unit purchased a new ADA-compliant van with accessibility for two wheelchairs. Drivers are required to have van certification, which can be obtained through the Environmental Health and Safety Office, as well as become lift-certified through the Parking and Transportation Services Office.
For more information about fleet offerings and services, contact Fisher at 704-687-0596.