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Oldham Council invests in electric vehicles

Part of ongoing attempts to cut cost and carbon emissions, six will be allocated to district teams, and the seventh to the enforcement team, and the council will share the vehicles with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police to spread the cost.

The vehicles are supported by new charging points installed by the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) scheme, and will allow council officers, safety teams and protection officers to travel without tailpipe emissions within and outside their area, the council said.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Oldham Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and co-operatives, said: ‘As a council we are committed to minimising vehicle emissions from our fleet. We also take a comprehensive approach to reducing vehicle use, including promoting more sustainable staff travel, such as using public transport and car sharing.’

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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