Greater London Borough Adds Pair of Electric Vehicles

The Barking and Dagenham borough council plans to use the van for grounds maintenance work in the borough's parks, or for moving items back and forth between sites. Running costs are roughly 2p a mile.

Published: 29-Sep-2007

A CAR and van have just been added to the council's fleet of vehicles, but they will not be generating any exhaust fumes.

The new vehicles are futuristic models which run off electricity instead of diesel or petrol and are friendlier to the environment.

They can be charged at any 13 amp outlet and reach speeds of up to 40mph, travelling 50 miles on a single charge.


News reports the company will soon divulge plans to sell an EV subcompact, powered by a lithium-ion battery. Pictured is a Colt concept vehicle.

Next generation electric car to be built in joint-venture with Japanese electric power companies.

Italian-built electric car gets 100km (62 miles) per charge.


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