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ATC ahead of the curve when it comes to driving electric

It’s National Drive Electric Week, and at American Transmission Co., we drive green all year long.

Three years ago, ATC purchased a small fleet of Chevrolet Volts as part of a grassroots effort by employees to find a more environmentally friendly option for company travel.

Called REVs, the vehicles save fuel, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce costs. ATC provides charging stations at its offices for use by both the REV fleet and employees’ personal electric vehicles.

One of those employees, Erika, shared that her family has owned plug-in hybrid vehicles for about five years. Both she and her husband currently drive electric vehicles.

“We were interested in electric vehicles as a significant way of reducing our carbon footprint,” she said. “Since investing in these vehicles, we have discovered several additional benefits.”

Both cars are quiet, and Erika’s hybrid averages about 70 mpg over the course of the year – higher in summer and lower in winter. She’s grateful for the opportunity to charge her vehicle at ATC.

“At this point, we would not have it any other way and look forward to being fully electric in the future,” she said.