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Electric car tour races awareness of innovative infrastructure – Local – The Guardian

Ridgefield is buying a 100 percent electric car, a Nissan Leaf, not a hybrid, that will help the town cut down on mileage expenses.

This Nissan Leaf was photographed for a Patch story in New Jersey in 2012. Credit Patch.

The Board of Selectmen in Ridgefield agreed to buy a $29,000 electric car, a Nissan Leaf, using a combination of money that will cost the town almost nothing.

First Selectman Rudy Marconi said the town won nearly $10,000 in an environmental contest. The state then agreed to give Ridgefield roughly $14,000 because it was buying a fully electric car. The Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment (RACE) is giving Ridgefield $3,000, and the Ridgefield Parking Authority’s Branchville Parking Lot account is contributing $2,000.
“We’re hoping to set up an electric recharging station on Main Street,” Marconi said.


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