Las Vegas tourist rental firm orders electric vehicles


RMD Technologies Inc. announced that it has received an order for the delivery of five of its Utility Terrain Electric (UTE) vehicles. The vehicles will be offered as hourly rentals by a Las Vegas company for use by tourists on the Las Vegas Strip, a four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nev. With a speed limit of 35 miles per hour, the Strip is suited for travel in low-speed vehicles.

RMD says the heavy-duty components of the UTE combined with nearly zero emissions and maintenance make it an optimal choice for a rental vehicle, while recharging costs less than fossil fuels. Manufactured with an ADC motor, controller and transaxle combination, the UTE is built using recycled materials, primarily recycled electronic waste.

“We are thrilled to be chosen for this project,” says Patrick Galliher, chief executive officer of RMD. “The delivery of these vehicles will be an excellent opportunity to get our product into the public eye. Based on the amount of exposure the UTE will get on the Strip, we expect to receive interest from resorts and other potential clients.”