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New electric vehicles for Spelthorne

A new fleet of electric vehicles have been introduced as part of Spelthorne Borough Council's plan to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions

Electric Cars

13 May 2020

A new fleet of electric vehicles have been introduced as part of Spelthorne Borough Council's plan to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

The introduction of electric vehicles to the authority's fleet is the latest step in Spelthorne's drive to reduce its carbon emissions, having already achieved a reduction in its energy use of almost 40% over the past decade.

The newly unveiled vehicles include two Nissan Leaf electric cars which will be used as pool cars by staff based at Knowle Green and two Nissan electric vans for the Neighbourhood Services operations team. This follows the successful introduction of two electric bicycles in March.

The new vehicles have been branded with a bright eye catching design and carry the wording 'zero emissions 100% electric.'

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said: "We want to take a leading role in improving air quality and an obvious place to start is with the Council's own fleet of vehicles. Whenever possible, we are aiming to phase-out petrol and diesel vehicles and make the Council's cars, vans and lorries carbon neutral in the years ahead."

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