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.’