The Macomb Daily covered the city's transition from internal combusion vehicles to electric vehicles for its code enforcement fleet. Find the article here.
“The reason for moving to electric vehicles is, for me, environmental,” said Councilman Cardi DeMonaco Jr. who voted in support of the plan. “We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically by the end of the decade to prevent irreversible damage to the climate. Returning our gas-powered vehicles and instead investing in electric vehicles will allow Eastpointe to reduce its carbon footprint.”
“Some may say, ‘Eastpointe cannot afford electric vehicles.’ I say, ‘Eastpointe cannot afford NOT to invest in electric vehicles, and therefore the environment’,” said DeMonaco. “Do you think our posterity will wish we would have saved a little money on a few cars, or would they have rather we addressed climate change head on?”