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Exeter City Council backs electric vehicle growth

The two Nissan LEAFs will replace a pair of diesel vans, aimed at reducing the Council’s environmental impact and improving air quality in the city.

Eight free-to-use charging points have also been installed in city-centre car parks to encourage electric vehicle use among residents. Four of the public-access points and a staff-only unit at Oakwood House are already active, with the remainder set to go live at the end of May.

Councillor Keith Owen, Lead Councillor for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, said: ‘We are already generating electricity from solar panels mounted on several of our buildings so it makes even more sense to use battery power for our vehicle fleet.’

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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