The St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) Project seeks to increase electric vehicle adoption and reduce transportation-related operating expenses for social service agencies in low-income communities.
SiLVERS provides electric vehicles and charging stations to the Northside Youth and Senior Service Center (NYSSC) and City Seniors Inc. (CSI) to provide non-emergency rides to elders and distribute food to homebound seniors in North and South St. Louis.
“SILVERS places Northside at the forefront of demonstrating the technology and benefits of vehicle electrification in our community. The benefits will be a huge boost to our bottom line by saving on fuel and maintenance costs for our fleet.” – Leon Threat, Executive Director, NYSSC
This program serves historically underserved communities with cutting-edge technology to offset fossil fuel-powered trips, furthering the City’s sustainability goals.