MotorWeek Features Green Ice

Joanna Schroeder

Where else would you find a green Zamboni than in Minnesota? Not even sure what a Zamboni is? It’s the machine used  to resurface ice (think hockey rink). Well these creatures have gone green, and not just the paint color. Brooklyn Park has purchased two electric Zambonies featuring a lead acid battery pack. They, along with other greening efforts of the city, have been featured on MotorWeek’s long running series on PBS.

Other green features of Brooklyn Park? With a grant from the Department of Energy, in partnership with the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition, more than 100 police, fire and other various city vehicles are running on E85 and biodiesel.

You can learn more by watching the segment in full.

Biodiesel, E85, Electric Vehicles