District council drives home eco friendly message after buying more electric cars - The Leamington Observer

District council drives home eco friendly message after buying more electric cars

Ian Hughes 2nd Nov, 2019   0

Warwick District Council is driving home the green transport message.

The authority has increased its fleet of electric vehicles to six. The new vehicles have enabled the council to cut its carbon footprint, saving 7.5 equivalent tonnes of CO2 from exhaust emissions each year.

As part of a wider scheme to boost the use of electric vehicles across the district, the council is working with partners on a number of initiatives, including more electric vehicle charging points in our off-street car parks, and the opportunity for electric bus routes.

Council environment spokesman Alan Rhead said: “This is a significant step to becoming a carbon neutral authority by 2025. Some of our services, like our 24-hour monitoring service Lifeline, rely on the use of vehicles to reach the most vulnerable in our community.

“By increasing our fleet of electric vehicles we are continuing to deliver our first class service whilst reducing our carbon footprint. Our vehicles are prominent and visible for their unique branding and I encourage everyone to follow our lead.”

“We are currently investigating how to improve the infrastructure for electric vehicles and also ways in which we can encourage more people to adopt this alternative means of transport as we seek to improve the air quality in our towns.”

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