Sparr Heights Estates, a Sinceri Senior Living Community based in Montrose, California, received the company's first-ever electric bus on Friday, Oct. 14. The delivery of the bus included a ribbon cutting and celebration amongst the staff and residents, who were able to give the vehicle a test ride.
The electric bus is a large feat for the community as they move toward cleaner and more efficient energy. Electric vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gasses and air pollutants and contribute positively to local air quality.
The bus is a 2022 Ford E-Transit, which offers exclusive features, including a fully electric engine, smart technology, and an average range of 126 miles per trip. This all-electric vehicle will allow the community to charge it on-site, reduce the costs of traveling operations, and decrease their CO2 emissions significantly.
In addition, there will be an estimated 40% lower cost versus comparable buses that operate using gasoline. It also requires less maintenance, fewer moving parts, and eliminates the need for oil changes. The bus charges within 8-11 hours, which will allow Sparr Heights Estates to charge it overnight and be ready for traveling activities every day.
Rachel Rudiger, Sinceri's V.P. of Environmental Operations, stated, "Sinceri Senior Living is plugging into the future—and the future is electric. In addition to the environmental benefits of our first zero-emissions community van at Sparr Heights Estates, going electric will reduce the ongoing maintenance and preventative care substantially."
The electric bus is the first step in taking part in California's ambitious goals on climate change, petroleum reduction, adoption of zero-emission vehicles, and renewable fuels. California's Clean Transportation Program, which was established in 2007, then extended to 2024, plays a vital role in supporting the state's sustainable, long-term, economic development. Sparr Heights Estates, as well as Sinceri Senior Living, are looking forward to active participation in the program and continuing to expand into sustainable energy solutions.
About Sinceri Senior Living:
Sinceri Senior Living is a premier, senior living management company that provides service to seniors in 21 states, serving approximately 3,800 seniors across the U.S. Sinceri Senior Living manages all levels of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing communities. From the legacy of its first dedicated memory care community more than 35 years ago, Sinceri Senior Living has built a reputation for expertly managing senior living properties, including owned and managed facilities, with highly sought personalized care and exceptional, unique programming for residents and their families.
Learn more about Sinceri Senior Living at www.sinceriseniorliving.com.
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