Electric cars boost SKDC's green credentials

South Kesteven District Council's pool car fleet has become "greener" with the introduction of two new electric vehicles, which will offer cost savings and reduce emissions.

Its new Renault Zoe cars have dedicated parking and charging points.
They have been introduced as part of SKDC's commitment to expanding its green credentials.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, said: "As part of our pool car policy we now have two electric vehicles. They will be used to travel the 365 square miles of South Kesteven and we have charging points at our depot on Mowbeck Way."

The council is working with energy supplier E.ON to bring electric vehicle charge points its public car parks in Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping.

"There is very little charging capacity in Grantham," said Cllr Moseley. "We want to lead on changes in this respect.

"If we want to become a destination for people to come and visit, work in, we should provide the capability. By having charging points, we can encourage visitors in electric vehicles from as far as places such as London and York.

"We are looking to expand this network and lead by example on the environment. We are already contributing less in emissions because of this innovation."

Pic caption: SKDC's Rhys Page sets the new vehicles on 'charge'

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