Electric car deal to 'reduce pollution in North Somerset'

PUBLISHED: 18:55 24 June 2017

A new deal has been struck for a firm to operate North Somerset's electric car charging points.

A new deal has been struck for a firm to operate North Somerset's electric car charging points.

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A new firm will now operate North Somerset's electric car charging points - a move which the council says will help cut pollution.

NewMotion has agreed a deal with North Somerset Council to convert the district’s charging points onto its network, and will abolish driver subscriptions in favour of transaction charges of 35p.

Carl Nicholson, the council’s fleet manager, says the move is good news for the authority and the public.

He said: “By connecting our chargers to NewMotion, we now have a state-of-the-art system, at a lower cost, helping to reduce administration and resources, enabling the council to reduce pollution in North Somerset.

“We wish to encourage others to join the electric revolution, so the ability to share access in a cost-effective and sustainable manner with the public was essential.”

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