Alternative vehicles


All-electric Vehicles

The DNR purchased its first all-electric vehicle in 1982. Now, 21 DNR facilities have all-electric vehicles. At some facilities they’re even charged by power from the facility's photovoltaic installation.

These facilities have all-electric vehicles:

  • Blue Mounds State Park
  • Buffalo River State Park
  • Cascade River State Park
  • Charles A. Lindbergh State Park
  • Father Hennepin State Park
  • Flandrau State Park
  • Frontenac State Park
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Itasca State Park
  • Lake Bemidji State Park
  • Lake Bronson State Park
  • Lake Carlos State Park
  • Lake Shetek State Park
  • Maplewood State Park
  • Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
  • Red River State Recreation Area
  • Sibley State Park
  • Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
  • St. Croix State Park
  • Wild River State Park
  • William O'Brien State Park

Here are some examples of the all-electric vehicles the DNR uses to maintain parks and trails:

neighborhood electric vehicleNeighborhood Electric Vehicles

The DNR’s fleet includes 18 neighborhood electric vehicles. They are emission-free and quiet, with utility beds that can haul up to 3,000 pounds. These are ideal vehicles for maintenance of parks and trails.

 


E-Z-Go electric vehicleE-Z-Go

E-Z-Go emission-free utility vehicles have a quiet, soft ride, and are typically used for park maintenance activities. An electric dump box makes transporting and dumping refuse easy. The Neighborhood Electric Vehicles and the E-Z-Go are great alternatives to gas-powered all-terrain vehicles when the job doesn't need a more rugged vehicle.

 


Eride electric vehicleEride EXV2

When the job needs a rugged all-terrain vehicle, the DNR uses the Eride, a sturdy emission-free vehicle that the U.S. military has also adopted. The Eride is as strong as a half-ton pickup and extremely low-maintenance.

 


Cushman electric vehicleCushman GC400

Purchased in 1982 for $1,415, the Cushman GC400 has provided the DNR with three decades of service, and it's still going strong!