Nottingham

Electric vans to help council cut carbon emissions

Two electric-powered vans have been purchased by Nottingham City Council as part of their programme to cut emissions.

The cost of the zero-carbon vehicles was partly paid by a grant from the Department for Transport.

The city paid the remaining £33,000 cost, which is the same as two conventional fuel-powered vehicles.

One van will be used in the city's park ranger service and the other will join the vehicle pool.

Councillor Jane Urquhart said: "They will also have added value on the city's night shift due to the reduction in engine noise and, along with our recent purchase of electric buses, will contribute to our aim to reduce our fleet carbon emissions."

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