Dundee City Council could be set to significantly increase its electric car fleet, it was announced this week.
Proposals being discussed by the council’s environment committee could see the fleet treble from 8 to 24 electric vehicles, through an investment worth £162,000.
Environment convener, councillor Craig Melville said: “We are pleased with the efficiency of the electric cars that are already being used. This proposal will help us to build on that experience and to provide an expanded clean and green car fleet for the council.”
The fleet is currently used by council staff from varying departments for business journey.
The installation of fourteen new charging points, some of which would be available to the public, will also be discussed, with a fund of £160,000 supplied from Transport Scotland.
"We are also looking to build an infrastructure for these vehicles that will have a benefit for the public,” councillor Craig Melville commented: “This will make us well placed for future increases in the use of electric cars. These plans will also save the council money in the long term and cut our carbon emissions so it is a win-win scenario."
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