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Augusta Government to Study Transitioning to Zero Emission Vehicles



Augusta Commissioners voted Tuesday to ask the city administrator to pursue a 60-day report on transitioning from combustion engines to electric power for all non-emergency city vehicles.

“This is not a discussion for today,” Mayor Hardie Davis told commissioners. “This is just to allow the admi...

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  1. To everyone that thinks The Green New Deal in the foreseeable future will work now you need to get realistic. Look at what happened to the windmills in Texas. Also solar panels don’t produce anything at night or when it’s cloudy, I know because I have them. The return they make will never pay for themselves. As far as the Richmond County Commission and the mayor wanting an all electric fleet, of course they haven’t considered the cost. Electric vehicles cost considerably more than gasoline ones. What happens when they run out of power? They have to be towed in to be recharged. Does the employees stay on the clock while they are being charged?, usually six to twelve hours. It takes very highly skilled mechanics to work on them. There are a few Tesla’s in the area. From what I hear when they need repair, they have to go to Atlanta or farther. It’s great to look in the future but for now we must use what we have now. Ronnie Mullis, Augusta

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