Thanks to David Benfield - GEMS

Submitted by Joe Messenger, messenger.47@osu.edu

Wooster Campus Community:

One of the challenges that Dave Benfield asked me to accomplish was to initiate an electric fleet of vehicles on the Wooster Campus. During the past five years we have purchased five electric GEM-Cars and one electric GEM-Truck. During the budget year of FY2021 we are planning to purchase one GEM-Truck Flatbed and that will fulfill our electrical fleet needs for our Campus.

Thanks to Dave Benfield and his vision for future improvements we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint on this campus removing 6 gasoline-fueled vehicles from our service fleet. On average our electric vehicles can run a full week on one charge. We will be operating our electric fleet long after Dave has retired, he has left us with positive motivation for continued improvements on our campus.

Joe M

GEM