Forth received funding for the St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) project from the US Department of Energy. SiLVERS seeks to increase Electric Vehicle adoption and reduce transportation-related operating expenses for social service agencies in low-income communities.
This pilot will demonstrate:
• EV fleets can save social service agencies money on transportation expenses and improve service
• Electric vehicle charging equipment for fleets can also serve employees and community members
• How the use of EVs by service agencies can accelerate regional EV adoption
• The use of tools and best practices, which can be replicated nationwide
The SiLVERS project emerged from work with Forth, NRDC, the City of St. Louis, and through work with local community-based organizations to identify how to meet specific community needs.
Contact Erin Galiger for more information.