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USA: Drivers at UW-Superior enjoy taking new electric cars for a spin

If you’re looking for a quiet ride, this is it. The University of Wisconsin-Superior unveiled a fleet of four new electric cars Tuesday, offering media, students and staff a chance to get behind the wheel.

By: Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram

Allison Gerland, who works on the University of Wisconsin-Superior student union staff, takes the new electric ECAR for a spin in a campus parking lot Tuesday. The university introduced four new, 100 percent electric cars and invited people to look and take a short drive. The cars will be used by facilities management for tasks like custodial and tech services work around campus. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

If you’re looking for a quiet ride, this is it. The University of Wisconsin-Superior unveiled a fleet of four new electric cars Tuesday, offering media, students and staff a chance to get behind the wheel.

“Oh, it was fun, a lot of fun,” said UWS senior Brody Bakken, who took one of the e-cars for a spin.

The ride was smooth, quiet and comfortable, students said.

“It’s also eco-friendly,” said Brandon Gordon, a UWS junior. “It’s excellent, a great way to save money and gas, so why not?”

The four new vehicles — three slated for facilities management use and one for the custodial and IT departments to share — sport a bright white paint job. But they truly are green.

“The reason we mainly did it is, quite honestly, we’re trying to drive more toward our sustainability focus, reducing our carbon footprint, and this is one of the ways that gets us there,” said Frank Andrews, buildings and grounds superintendent for UWS.

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