How about going greener than you normally would? That’s exactly what happened with this solar electric vehicle charging station that was constructed using recycled materials, and to think that it has now been recycled itself – and will see action by powering service vehicles at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This is a generous donation from Brooklyn-based renewable energy company Beautiful Earth Group, where the waterfront park will be able to harness the sun’s energy in order to juice up its Toro and GEM utility vehicles. The effect of this is rather pronounced – it will help save the city-owned park up to $200,000 in gasoline and tens of thousands of dollars in electricity costs over the course of a quarter century. If it wasn’t in place, then traditional gasoline-fueled service vehicles would then emit over 530 tons of CO2 across a similar time period.
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