AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The long run is trying inexperienced for the Backyard Metropolis. Mayor Hardie Davis says he and the fee have checked out many initiatives over the previous few weeks. The aim is to maneuver Augusta ahead from an financial, and environmental standpoint.

Now metropolis leaders are going to check out electrical automobiles.

“That is simply one other step to assist us bolster and convey small companies again to the Metropolis of Augusta,” stated Davis.

Augusta Metropolis Administrator Odie Donald II goes to be busier than standard. Tuesday, the Augusta Fee requested Donald and others to seek out out what it will take for the town to transition to electrical automobiles. That features how possible it will be to have electrical vehicles and what number of spots there are in Augusta to juice up.

Davis defined, “Nearly 85 to 90% of our nation’s low-speed automobiles are made right here. That’s what’s been reported by the enterprise group. Whether or not it’s golf carts or simple go-carts, Membership Automotive.”

In gentle of President Biden signing his “Purchase American order” final month, Augusta is in a singular place in response to the mayor.

He stated, “So, over the following 60 to 90 days that work will contain the administrator and his workers taking a look at ways in which we will have a look at.”

This evaluate solely focuses on private security automobiles. That features busses. Mayor Davis stated the town’s whole fleet can’t be modified out and it doesn’t must be. However the evaluate will assist metropolis leaders make choices for future purchases.

Davis added, “These are issues which might be extraordinarily necessary for our group. They’re necessary for residents to know that we’re doing every part we will arise small companies and ensure Augusta continues to prepared the ground notably as we’re one of many quickest rising econonmies within the State of Georgia.”