Nottingham on Call has today launched its first fleet of electric vehicles.
The brand new fleet has replaced our current diesel pool cars and vans. The electric vehicles will be used to answer distress calls from our customers.
The new vehicles have cost £96,000, and have been funded by a central Government grant and funding from Nottingham City Council. The council has also provided funding for the installation of electric vehicle charge points at the Nottingham on Call offices in Bilborough, Nottingham.
Nottingham City Homes, which first set up the Nottingham on Call service, also used the Go Ultra Low Cities funding. They used this to install a publicly accessible rapid charge point at our Bilborough offices.
There are no CO2 emissions from the electric vehicles, and the cost to charge them is just 14p per kWh.
Antony Dixon, head of Nottingham on Call, said: “Having a new fleet of electric vehicles is a fantastic solution for us. We are out and about across Nottinghamshire visiting customers every day. To know we are minimising our impact on the environment as we are doing this, is even more rewarding.”
Nick Murphy, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Homes, said, “We will be keeping an eye on how electric vehicle technology progresses, and seeking to embrace any further funding opportunities. We fully support Nottingham City Council’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028, and we will continue to work with the Council to realise that ambition.”
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