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Four Nissan LEAFs join Corby Council fleet

The council said the cars will reduce CO2 emissions by 60% compared to the vehicles they replace, and follow the recent introduction of new parking spaces for electric vehicles at the Corby Cube Car Park.

Local environmental initiative, Electric Corby, will host two free breakfast events at the Corby Enterprise Centre on the 19th and 26th of November to help businesses adopt green technology in their day-to-day operations.

The Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said: ‘The new cars will also be visual proof to residents that we are continuing to keep the borough as green as possible in whichever ways we can. Hopefully, driving our new electric vehicles and by installing even more electric parking infrastructures we are contributing to encouraging more people to buy electric cars.’

Nick Bolton of Electric Corby, added: ‘Corby Borough Council is delivering a positive example of how organisations can reduce CO2 and operational costs using the latest electric vehicles and Corby excellent charge point network. Businesses and residents across the town can also make use of the 23 charge points that have been installed, including the Rapid charger at the Cube that can recharge a Nissan Leaf in as little as 20 minutes.’

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