The Town of Okotoks' transit fleet may be switching to zero emission electric vehicles.

They've partnered with the Government of Canada Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) for a feasibility study to explore options for the change.

A feasibility study will be held to assess the benefits, risks, and economic and environmental implications of such a switch.

It includes a $120,552 investment, with the federal government providing $96,441.60 of that through their Zero-Emission Transit Fund, and the town covering the remaining $24,110.40.

Mayor Tanya Thorn was quoted in a release:

"We are excited to be a part of this feasibility study that will help us better understand opportunities that may enhance the way in which we provide clean and cost-effective transportation options to members of our community. The Town of Okotoks continues to be committed to demonstrating environmental leadership. Looking at electrifying our transit fleet is yet another way that we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Okotoks will be the second Alberta town to do so, with Cochrane having made a similar announcement earlier this month.