Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

North Somerset Council charges ahead with electric vehicle conversions

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 October 2017

North Somerset Council has converted close to 40 per cent of its small van and car fleet to electric.

North Somerset Council has converted close to 40 per cent of its small van and car fleet to electric.

kasto80

Close to 40 per cent of North Somerset Council’s vehicles are now electric thanks to £130,000 of funding.

The Department for Transport aims to convert a quarter of Government cars and small vans to electric by 2021 as part of its Go Ultra Low (GUL) project, but in North Somerset that target has already been exceeded.

The council received £130,000 from the GUL project and now has 29 electric vehicles which staff can use.

The council’s executive member with responsibilities for transport Elfan Ap Rees said electric vehicles are ‘integral’ to tackling pollution issues.

Businesses in the district can now apply for grants to install charge points in the workplace and Cllr Ap Rees said: “I would urge the public and local businesses to speak to our sustainable travel team about how they can join in the electric revolution.

“There’s never been a better time to make lasting and effective changes to the way we travel.”

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:40

A horse was mutilated in a nasty attack yesterday (Thursday) in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

A new flight route from Bristol Airport will take people to snowy Switzerland.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:34

Police officers in North Somerset will be raising awareness of hate crime thanks to a new design on one of the emergency response cars.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

The organisers of Weston-super-Mare Beach Race say they have been ‘blown away’ by its success.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:13

Weston-super-Mare’s RNLI crew has issued a reminder for people to keep a safe distance from breaking waves this weekend, as strong winds are forecast to hit the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:05

The Midnight Beach Walk will take place this weekend and people will get into the spirit 
of the season with autumn fairs and rugby matches.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Plans have been unveiled for dozens of new homes in a North Somerset village which is already earmarked for more than 200 extra houses.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Grab your broomsticks and fake blood and explore one of the many Halloween events taking place in Weston-super-Mare and to areas including Brean, Hewish and Cheddar in 2017.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:07

The biggest ice rink in the UK is coming to Weston-super-Mare and you and your family can try it out for free.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A social club has unveiled new darts facilities following investment.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder