County van to go electric

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The Haliburton County van is on its last legs, according to Robert Sutton, the county's director of public works.

As part of plans for its fleet program, the county is looking at replacing the aged van with a plug-in electric vehicle.

“It is coming to the end of its life,” said Sutton. “It’s a challenge to get parts for that type of vehicle. ... We’re hoping to get it through to the end of the year.”

Given price factors and market conditions, all options are being considered.

“We are looking into different options and seeing what would be best for the county, both for the environment and for cost,” Sutton said.

James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Minden Times