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Electric council cars come into operation

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 00:00 GMT on Monday, 1st August, 2011.
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ELECTRIC over Petrol; that's the message North Lanarkshire Council are telling their staff.
 
This time last month Cumbernauldnl.info reported that North Lanarkshire Council were planning to station a number of their new "eco" cars at their Fleming House office block.
 
The Mitsubishi i-MiEVs would be used for staff to car pool and travel between council facilities, emitting zero exhaust fumes, saving North Lanarkshire £150,000, over the next year and a half.
 

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North Lanarkshire Council revealed that the new cars would cost them just £2 to charge, overnight, and Councillor Helen McKenna, Convener of Environmental Services welcomed the announcement saying: "We have a carbon management plan, we've been signatory to Scotland's Climate Change Declaration since 2007, our recycling rate is one of the best in Scotland and now we're investing in environmentally-friendly vehicles. These cars will help us reduce emissions - and they'll demonstrate to others that there are workable alternatives to petrol vehicles out there."
 
Today the new vehicles were pictured taking pride of place at the Council's Central Way, ‘Fleming House’ office block.

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