Parking enforcement vehicles are driven an average of 40 hours per week. Factor in the extra starts and stops inherent to parking enforcement and average fuel efficiency can be far from optimal. Because of this high usage, the vehicle chosen for the task may have a relatively large impact on the fleet operator's fuel and maintenance costs. Add to that the growing federal and local requirements for use of zero emissions vehicles and the desire for parking enforcement officers to be seen as community ambassadors, choosing the right vehicle for the job has never been more important.
The FireFly® Essential Service Vehicle (ESV) is the only 100% electric, zero-emissions vehicle designed to meet the demands of parking enforcement. It is the dependable workhorse that allows parking enforcement officers to complete their jobs efficiently and effectively. The FireFly is virtually maintenance free, which significantly reduces operating costs.
Genetec and evTS have recently announced the compatibility of the FireFly and Genetec's Security Center AutoVu ALPR solution. As part of the testing process, we've installed two AutoVu SharpX units on the cabin of a FireFly vehicle, and connected an AutoVu LPR processing unit on the vehicle's electric circuit. A rugged laptop was also mounted inside the cabin, allowing PEOs easy access to LPR data.
We have been touring the test vehicle at industry events for several months now. Visitor response has been outstanding. As electric vehicles begin to capture a growing share of the parking enforcement fleet market, combining the FireFly ESV and AutoVu offers the best in fuel and enforcement efficiency.
The City of Santa Monica's Fleet Superintendent Rick Sikes talks about why his city chose the FireFly:
"Increased efficiency; low-maintenance reliability; and industry leading technology: These three phrases describe both Genetec AutoVu and the FireFly ESV. They make a powerful combination for municipalities, universities, and corporations looking to boost the performance and ROI of their parking enforcement fleets."
The FireFly is manufactured by Boston-based ev Transportation Services, Inc (evTS).
To view the Firefly in motion please visit: http://evts.com
For more information about the Firefly contact:
Eric R. Burmeister V.P. Sales & Business Development
ev Transportation Services, Inc.