Parking Cops Go Electric

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    Don Boomer/North County Times
    Jeffery Hart, the fleet supervisor for the city of Oceanside, shows parking enforcement officer Adam Davidson how to operate one of two new electric cars the city purchased for downtown parking enforcement

    The city of Oceanside purchased two electric cars to be used by parking enforcement officers, saving money and replacing one gas-using vehicle.

    The Global Electric Motor Cars cost the city about $28,000 total, according to our media partners the North County Times.

    Traffic Department Supervisor Bryan Forward said the city would have spent the same amount on just one new gasoline-fueled cart.

    "There's really no maintenance on an electric motor. We're not changing the oil, we don't have to tune it up, there are no fluids to change," city fleet supervisor Jeffrey Hart told the paper. "It's pretty simple, which is what we wanted."

    The vehicles will cost the city two cents a mile, Hatt said.

    Read more in the full article here.