Charge your engines: Spokane could lease electric Hyundai Konas

Scofflaws beware: Spokane’s parking enforcement officers may soon quietly whir through city streets on electric power.

City officials introduced a proposal on Monday to lease five new electric subcompact SUVs for parking enforcement officers.

The vehicles would be leased under a one-year pilot program that will inform Spokane leaders how they can best transition the city’s entire fleet of vehicles to electric power as gasoline engines are slowly phased out.

The new plan is the culmination of a monthslong push by Spokane City Council members who questioned proposals to lease traditional gasoline and hybrid electric vehicles.

Charging infrastructure has been at the center of the debate with city officials

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