TURNING GAS GREEN
A P.E.I. auto shop is taking orders for its production run of small electric pickup trucks. Upcycle Green Technology, a Stratford based eco-friendly auto shop has completed two prototype pickup trucks, retrofitting model 2009-2013 Toyota Corrollas with electric batteries.
According to the company’s founder, Natal Antonini, the primary advantage of these trucks is their low fuel cost—$2.50 per 100 kilometers in electricity, versus $30 per 100 kilometers in gas.
While more expensive vehicles with longer ranges are in the works, Antonini is content with a production run of 100 vehicles per year and fulfilling pre-orders for over 20 trucks.