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Slideshow: Airport employees roll out the electric cars

The Airport Authority’s first annual All-Electric Car Parade held last Friday in honor of today’s Earth Day was a great success.  The airport’s Environmental Affairs Department would like to thank all employees who helped organize the parade and who turned out to cheer the cars along and take rides. Three TV news stations even showed up to cover the event and spread the word about San Diego International Airport’s commitment to sustainability. Employees who attend the next SANformation Meeting on May 1 will get to see some of the TV coverage, and we’ll also try to post some of it here on the Ambassablog. For now, here are some photos of employees having fun at the parade.

The airport’s fleet of all-electrical vehicles is good for the environment … and good for the Airport Authority’s wallet! It features seven Global Electric Motor (GEM) cars, which offer a smooth, quite ride, zero tailpipe emissions, low-maintenance batteries, a top speed of 25mph and a range of up to 30 miles per charge. For about a dollar, you can drive 50 miles in a GEM car. That’s the equivalent of 150 miles per gallon, or about two cents per mile. And they are low-maintenance, especially when compared to gasoline-powered vehicles. Just plug the GEM car into a standard 110-volt outlet to recharge overnight.

At San Diego International Airport, the GEMs are joined by several other alternative-fuel vehicles, including natural gas, bi-fuel and hybrid gas-electric. The vehicles are used by various departments around the airport to transport people and supplies in an  environmentally friendly way.

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