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Slough Borough Council deploys first electric pool cars

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Slough Borough Council has deployed three Renault ZOE electric pool cars and six e-bikes, aiming to reduce the cost and environmental impact of its staff travel.

Renault ZOE Slough pool cars

Slough Borough Council is aiming to curb air pollution with its electric vehicles.

The cars were deployed following a trial process, and will be available through a scheme through which staff reserve them for duties such as meetings, site inspections and client visits.

Sourced through Renault Croydon, all three are Z.E. 40 models with the larger-capacity battery pack, which is claimed to offer a range of 186 miles under ‘real-world’ conditions. They join an existing fleet of electric vehicles used by the Council

The bikes form part of the same ‘fleet challenge’ to explore more environmentally-friendly ways to move staff around the area, cutting air pollution and reducing travel costs.

Cllr Sohail Munawar, the council’s leader, said: “Forty staff tried the Renault ZOE and the feedback was excellent. They found it easy to drive and the controls clear and simple to understand. The charging lead is easy to connect and the range the car offers makes it ideal as a pool car.”

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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.