Canterbury City Council adds first-ever EV to its fleet

The local authority has set out plans to electrify its fleet to improve air quality

Canterbury City Council has received its first-ever electric vehicle (EV) for its fleet.

That forms part of the local authority’s plan to include more EVs in the near future to reduce council-owned vehicles’ carbon footprint.

The van, which will be used by the council’s parking facilities team to travel between parking sites to maintain equipment and respond to potential problems, has a 40kWh battery which gives it a range of up to 187 miles on a single charge.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Robert Thomas, said: “The purchase of our first EV represents another small but very important step in our work to reduce our carbon footprint and improve air quality across our district.

“We’re continuing to look at options for rolling out more EVs across our small fleet as we work towards reducing our carbon footprint in line with our action plan.”

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