Falmouth is a part of The Maine Clean Communities Coalition, which is a locally based government/industry partnership, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPOCG). The Town is also a part of The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS); a federal metropolitan planning organization that coordinates transportation planning and investment decisions within the state. GPCOG provides staff support for the PACTS governance committee and implements PACTS policies and projects.
The Town has been integrating more efficient vehicles into the fleet whenever possible.
- The Codes Department drives an all-electric Nissan LEAF
- There are 4 EV charging stations at the School Department, and one at the Town hall for public use.
- Check out PlugShare for additional area charging stations for electric vehicles.
Also, recent news!
New Hybrid Police Cruiser Will Save Falmouth Money and Help Protect the Environment—Falmouth Police Department is one of the first departments in Maine to add a hybrid patrol car with a gas-electric engine to its fleet. "We're excited to have an impact on sustainability and make that commitment to the community and department moving forward," Lt. Jeff Pardue said. The new hybrid cruiser is a 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility. The vehicle also has advanced idling technology, as well as LED lights. Just one of the Police Department’s patrol car uses about 3,000 gallons of fuel each year. The new hybrid car is expected to cut that usage by about one third! Watch News Center Maine's Clip here.