Richmondshire District Council

Electric staff vehicle

Richmondshire District Council’s newest fleet member, ‘EV’, has taken to the roads.

The all electric vehicle (EV) is being used by staff needing to travel around the district on council business – and is helping to reduce the authority’s carbon footprint.

It will also bring down costs by removing the mileage normally paid for personal car use.

“This a great new addition to the Richmondshire fleet and one that will bring in considerable savings for the council,” said spokesman Councillor Phillip Wicks.

“It is hoped it will cover around 10,000 miles a year, saving over 1,700g of COemissions. This is the equivalent to over 900 litres of petrol. This will also save the council about £4,000.

“One of our users has already commented how much she likes to use the car saying it is not only great to drive but is raising the awareness of using these vehicles in rural areas as opposed to cities – and she is reducing our carbon footprint along the way!”

The car is charged at the Council’s Richmond based depot. The car's range is over 200 miles when fully charged.

Richmondshire District Council's all electric vehicle
Councillor Phillip Wicks next to the all electric staff vehicle