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University Of Dayton Mail Trucks Go Green

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Cenntro Motors is donating electric trucks to the University of Dayton to support the University's Hanley Sustainability Institute initiatives.

Cenntro Motors, a Nevada-based company that develops all-electric commercial vehicles, has donated two electric trucks to the University of Dayton.

The two vehicles, unveiled Friday morning, will be plugged into service later this month to deliver mail and to be part of the university's parking services fleet.

The donation by Cenntro and Vice President Marianne McInerney, a UD graduate, will support the University's Hanley Sustainability Institute initiatives.

The vehicles are valued at $25,000 each.

The electric truck introduction is one of many green initiatives at the University of Dayton.

The university: 

  • has what is believed to be the largest food-scrap composting program in the nation.
  • with three other area institutions, now offers the state's first master's degree in clean and renewable energy.
  • has a $51 million GE Aviation EPISCenter, which is the university's first LEED-certified building.
  • has five new student houses which are certified as green.