Electric vehicles take to the road!

Electric vehicles have been launched by Nottingham on Call (NOC) today and we are very excited!

The brand new fleet has replaced our current diesel pool cars and vans. NOC’s electric vehicles will be used to answer distress calls from our customers.

These new electric vehicles have cost £96,000, and have been funded by a central Government grant and funding from Nottingham City Council.  The council has also given funding for the installation of electric vehicle charge points at the Nottingham on Call offices in Bilborough.

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 public accessible rapid charge point at our Bilborough offices.

There are no CO2 emissions from these vehicles, and the cost to charge them is just 14p per kWh.

What do our team have to say?

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 and caring for 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 gets on. At Nottingham On Call and Nottingham City Homes we are seeking to embrace any further funding opportunities. We fully support Nottingham City Council’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028. We’ll continue to work with the Council to realise this ambition.”

Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular across the country as people try to be more environmentally friendly.

More and more car manufacturers are now making electric cars and vans and it hopefully won’t be too long before even more companies and car owners switch to electric.

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