DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Delaware County is adding more electric vehicles to its government fleet. The county has received $600,000 in alternative fuel incentive grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The grant will allow Delaware County to buy 69 new electric vehicles, and 22 new charging stations. Twenty nine of the vehicles will be dedicated to the new health department.Father Of 18-Year-Old Killed In Sand Collapse On Toms River Beach Shares Message Remembering Son
“This project is poised to displace 33,253 gallons of gasoline per year,” Francine Locke, the Delaware County Chief Sustainability Officer, said. “And reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 178 tons per year.READ MORE: Former Giants CB James Bradberry Agrees To Terms On 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles
Middletown Township received $215,000 to install four charging stations for public use.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To Call
In all, the DEP handed out $2.1 million in alternative fuel incentive grants on Thursday.