Idaho Power Helps Meridian Parks with New Batteries for its Mobile ‘Egg’

Idaho Power recently stepped up to help when the City of Meridian’s Parks and Recreation volunteer electric utility vehicle needed new batteries. The EV — known fondly by volunteers as the egg — is used by volunteers who travel throughout Meridian parks educating visitors, answering questions and ensuring safe enjoyment of the community green spaces.

The egg is quiet, travels at low speeds, provides protection from the elements and allows volunteers of all abilities to operate it. But after years of use, the egg was in jeopardy of being retired in favor of a gas-powered golf cart.

When Meridian Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Hatch contacted Idaho Power to help keep the parks “green,” Idaho Power donated new batteries to the beloved egg, providing years of future operation.

As a leader in clean energy, Idaho Power has its own fleet of cost-effective, environmentally friendly EVs. The company also monitors EV technology and works with our customers to site new charging stations, like the newest Electrify America fast-charging stations at the Walmart stores in Boise, Mountain Home and Chubbuck.

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Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist