Sustainable Transportation

Goal:

To reduce the environmental impact of vehicles in South Portland, and support the use of alternative transportation options. 

Programs & Policies:

Electric vehicles & EV charging stations
Since November 2014, South Portland has added four all electric Nissan Leaf sedans to its municipal fleet and installed charging stations, several of which are available for free public charging.  

Biodiesel pilot project
In 2016, South Portland partnered with Maine Standard Biofuels (MSB) to use a B20 blend of biodiesel in select city vehicles. The pilot project was implemented to test the efficacy of the fuel in all conditions, including during the coldest months.