UCLA Transportation has added 41 electric vehicles to its expanding fleet of eco-friendly vehicles on campus, thanks to a generous gift from the Ray Fladeboe Trust. The donation brings the number of fully equipped EVs in use around the campus to 250-plus.
UCLA’s commitment to sustainability is one of the reasons why Denise Fladeboe Mock, trustee and co-owner of several auto dealerships in Irvine, Calif., decided to give the largest number of vehicles to UCLA Transportation; 41 of the 66 EV vehicles that were donated to universities by the trust went to UCLA.
Valued at more than $400,000, the donated EVs range from electric motorcycles to low-speed passenger cars, trucks and vans suitable for campus roadways.
UCLA Fleet Manager Tim Pfrimmer is developing an allocation process to assign them to campus departments. The vehicles are sustainable and are aligned with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide, when used to replace vehicles with internal combustion engines.