Electric Truck Turns Secrest Arboretum Even Greener

Electric Truck

Ken Cochran has gone electric. The Secrest Arboretum program director has switched to a battery-powered truck for his daily work. “I like the idea of zero (tailpipe) emissions,” said Cochran, who oversees the 120-acre plant collection at the college’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. “And I like the idea of not having to pay for gasoline.” His Mag International Electric MAG XC has room for a driver and one passenger, a nearly eight-foot open bed for hauling tools and plants, a top speed of 25 mph — the speed limit, coincidentally, on the college-like OARDC campus — and can travel up to 50 miles per charge.

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