Xcel helps local businesses electrify vehicle fleets

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Xcel Energy is helping local businesses electrify their fleet of vehicles.
Thursday, it hosted a tech day for sustainability officers and fleet managers to learn more about electric vehicle technologies. Xcel says it started experimenting with electric vehicles two years ago.

The company adds that the vehicles are less expensive to maintain and help the environment, by putting out fewer emissions.

"Fleets utilize quite a few vehicles that put a lot of miles on them and a lot of time on the road. It gives our customers the opportunity to cut down on costs, save on maintenance, save on fuel and of course the environmental positives,” said Paul Davis, with Xcel.

Community members even got the chance to test drive different vehicles.