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City of Mississauga Drives Home Its First Electric Vehicle

Nov 17, 2011

The City of Mississauga recently took a big step forward with its 'Greening Our Fleet' program through the addition of its first all electric vehicle.

"It's about green technology. It's about clean technology and it's about thinking about the future," said Brenda Osborne, Manager of Environment. "The addition of our first zero emission vehicle is an example of the City’s effort to adopt solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to fight climate change. This is also a priority of both the Living Green Master Plan and the Strategic Plan."

"The City is showcasing the arrival of the vehicle just days before the public preview of the Living Green Master Plan (LGMP) on Wednesday, November 23," added Osborne. The LGMP is the City's first environmental master plan and the conversation will be about priority environmental actions and the ideas gathered from months of public consultations and meetings.

Photo Opportunity:
Media are invited to see the City of Mississauga's first all electric vehicle. The vehicle was acquired for daily use by staff in the Transportation & Works Department.

Where:
Mississauga Celebration Square east side at the Market Trellis.

When:
Monday, November 21, 2011
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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