This fall, Campus Dining and Shops at the University at Buffalo is piloting the use of a Smart electric car as a food delivery vehicle that requires no gasoline or oil and is rechargeable at either a standard outlet or at a 240-volt charging station. A locally emission-free vehicle, the CDS Watts of Deliveries car will be used on campus for food deliveries primarily along the academic spine on North Campus. It will be stationed out of Bert’s Food Court in Talbert Hall, which services several smaller cafes along the spine including Fine Arts and Baldy Walkway.
“As we continue to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, the electric car seems to be a perfect match for our on-campus food delivery service,” says Jeff Brady, executive director for Campus Dining and Shops. "We currently utilize two Toyota Yaris cars which have great fuel economy, but with the recent advancements in the battery capacity and electric motor, we feel the electric car is ideal for our services.”