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PHOTO CAPTION: Panama Canal Authority puts its new Ford Focus EV into service.

Panama Canal Authority Deploys Its First Electric Car

The Ford Focus EV will be used by the Mail Unit of the Inter-Institutional and Administrative Coordination Division.

Published: 27-Mar-2013

The Panama Canal Authority, leader in the country in the area of sustainable development through the promotion of best environmental practices in its operations, has acquired the first all-electric vehicle for its fleet.

Just as it did back in 2009 with the purchase of nine hybrid cars, the Panama Canal is the first company nationwide to have a vehicle in its fleet without a conventional internal combustion engine, thus producing no greenhouse gas emissions.

The Panama Canal established an energy committee, which developed an efficient energy management plan (2011- 2020). This plan foresaw the use of electric vehicles in order to ensure energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

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