AUGUSTA  — Central Maine Power Company says an evaluation of electric vehicles in its fleet is turning up some positive results.

CMP, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, says its evaluation of plug-in electric vehicles is the first of three electric vehicle pilot programs it plans to carry out under an agreement with the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

CMP President Sara Burns says the time is right for CMP to get first-hand experience with some of the electric vehicles. Burns says employees from CMP field locations and corporate offices are using the vehicles daily and providing valuable feedback on their experiences.

CMP added four plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet, including two bucket trucks and two Chevrolet Volt passenger cars, along with a fifth vehicle, a plug-in all-electric Ford Transit Connect minivan.

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