Hobart is one of the first states to get electric vehicles on the roads, and they’re doing it in a way that’s far less disruptive than conventional vehicles.
The city has installed more than a dozen electric vehicles across the city.
The program has been running for more than six years, and the city is set to have nearly 1,500 of the vehicles by 2020.
But Hobart will only be getting its first 500 electric vehicles by the end of 2019.
The city will be able to take delivery of more than 5,000 of the cars.
“Hobart has been working to develop the citywide EV program in a cost-effective manner, and we have been very committed to getting the first 500 of the city’s electric vehicles to the public in the fall of 2019,” said Michael Cappellini, Hobart city manager.
“This program will continue to be a vital element of our community’s electric future.”
Cappelline told MSNBC the city plans to start using the vehicles on private property and public streets.
“We’re going to put them on our private property, so it’s public right now,” he said.
“Then, we’re going for the public streets, which is public right here.”
While the city will only have its first five electric vehicles in the city, it plans to have up to 100 vehicles on city streets by the time the program is complete.
The cars are expected to be electric vehicles, and can have as much as 8,000 miles on a single charge.
“We’re building a program that will allow us to bring this to the masses in a very cost-efficient manner,” Cappllini said.