AKRON, Ohio — A spring weekend turns a golfer's thoughts to the links, and an Ohio city is trying to make the outing more environmentally friendly.
The city of Akron's golf courses are moving ahead with a $300,000 plan to obtain 15 golf carts powered by compressed natural gas and five fueled by compressed hydrogen gas.
The mayor's office says the eco-friendly golf carts will be purchased from an Akron startup, Hydrogen Energy Systems.
The city says the technology has fewer parts than a carburetor or fuel injector, costs less and extends engine life.
The Akron Development Corp. will help market the carts and will get a portion of any sales that it facilitates.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the corporation will purchase the carts and lease them to the courses.