Government Fleet Top News

Va. City Launches Motor Pool

January 6, 2017

Photo courtesy of City of Norfolk
Photo courtesy of City of Norfolk

The City of Norfolk, Va., has launched a motor pool to reduce fuel consumption and create a "culture of sharing" within the city. The city plans to eliminate older, underutilized vehicles and turn over the remaining vehicles to its new motor pool.

City of Norfolk Fleet Maintenance Manager Facundo Tassara said eliminating the older vehicles has allowed the city to purchase six new alternative-fuel vehicles for the motor pool.

“By creating a motor pool at City Hall and requiring departments to share, I have been able to recommend eliminating five of 12 vehicles and reassigning the rest to departments that need vehicles,” Tassara said in a statement. “These vehicles will help us greatly reduce fuel consumption and costs."

Currently, the motor pool includes a 2017 Toyota Prius, 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 2017 Ford Transit Connect Cargo, and two 2017 Nissan Leafs. In the future, the city plans to expand to at least two additional motor pool locations.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Does anyone run a University fleet similar to ours? New Jersey City University has approximately 10,000 students, 1000 faculty & staff,...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1019 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Robert Whitfield was the corporate fleet administrator for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (Louisville, KY) during the 1980s.

Read more