Southern California-based Gas to Electric, Inc. recently delivered its first all-electric Ford Ranger
to the city of Santa Monica. The light-duty, compact truck will be put to work in Santa Monica’s public works fleet and carries an estimated operating cost of two to three cents per mile, according to G2E president Paul Pearson. The electric Ranger uses a low-voltage system and charges its batteries via a standard AC wall outlet. The range is limited at 35 miles, but that shouldn’t pose a problem with the Maintenance and Landscape, Facilities, and Parks and Recreation departments. Other than the all-electric drivetrain, the Ford truck is relatively unchanged from the factory, with the exception of the lower 55-mph top speed.