Haywood Community College


Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard

185 Freedlander Drive

Clyde, NC 28721

828-627-4521 Fax: 828-627-1218

Date: 5-21-07

For immediate release.

HCC Awarded Grant to Purchase Electric Vehicle

Haywood Community College was recently awarded a 2007 Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Grant. The $9648.75 award comes from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to purchase a GEM electric vehicle for use at HCC.

HCC is striving to become a leader in the education and demonstration of sustainable development practices. As part of this effort, the college is participating in the Clean Vehicles for Cleaner Air project in an effort to reduce emissions in North Carolina. Locally, the GEM electric vehicle is the first step in implementing Alternative Fuel Vehicles to reduce fleet emissions and heighten public awareness of clean air issues in Haywood County. Plans are to purchase the GEM electric vehicle in July and be in service in August.