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Two Tesla Model 3s will join Michigan State University's fleet as part of its drive for a greener future. The vehicles will be used by faculty and staff for university business needs.
Michigan State University (MSU) has placed a large order for several dozen electric vehicles for its university fleet. While MSU ordered from local Ford the most, electric cars from Tesla also made the list. MSU deputy spokesman Dan Olsen said the university is spending $1,720,000 on the order that includes:
- 18 Ford E-Transit vans
- 10 Chevy Bolts
- 6 Ford F-150 Lightning pickup trucks
- 5 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUVs
- 2 Tesla Model 3s
Ford F-150 Lightning pickup trucks, Ford E-Transit vans, and Chevy Bolts will be used by the Planning and Facilities teams who work on groundskeeping and building maintenance. Mustang Mach-E will be used by the university police and public safety social workers. Tesla Model 3 will be available for rent for faculty and staff for university business needs.
“Our strategic plan challenges us to take action to create a better tomorrow for our university and those we serve,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “The transition to more electric vehicles in our fleet is one of many steps we are taking to achieve our goals while decreasing our carbon footprint for a brighter and greener future for Michigan State.”
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.