history note from F&S
F&S has used both GEM (8?) and e-Ride (2) electric service vehicles as well as 8 other small, gas powered Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs), 2 each from 4 different manufacturers totaling 8 LSVs. I’ve attached an email that has a link to a story posted on Cars.com about our use. While a variety of vehicles were used they were pretty much all gone in 5-8 years for many reasons including capability, reliability, parts supplies, vendors going out of business and personnel concerns. None in service currently.
From July 2008, by Pete Varney:
The University did in fact purchase 8 vehicles, we are calling them "mini-trucks." Chery is one of the OEMs. We purchased two each of Tiger, Mag Intl, Vantage and Cushman (no longer selling in the US). The desire is to test their effectiveness as a service vehicle on campus. We have a large fleet of service vehicles (250+) and the majority of them never travel more that a couple of miles each day and never exceed the campus speed limit, 25 mph.
This has been a long and at sometimes, difficult, project to get rolling, but now includes electric vehicles (E-ride) as well. All part of the University's goal of conserving energy and increasing sustainability.