Scottish council takes delivery of dozens of EVs

A council in Scotland has expanded its electric vehicle fleet by buying 141 new Renault ZOE all-electric cars.

South Lanarkshire’s order is the biggest ever placed for Renault ZE electric vehicles in Scotland. The council says it reaffirms its commitment to implementing low-carbon travel across its operations.

The majority of the vehicles will be utilised to switch the Council’s entire pool car fleet of 104 vehicles from diesel to fully electric power. The Renault ZOEs will be used by a wide range of personnel to travel throughout the Council’s 20 wards and sometimes further afield to complete site visits, attend meetings and training appointments. All this business travel will now be free of carbon dioxide and NOx emissions.

The remaining 37 Renault ZOEs will be deployed across a range of council services including Roads, Housing and Technical and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture. When in service the new arrivals will mean 28% of the Council’s small fleet will now be fully electric.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor John Anderson, explained, “We are aware of the Scottish Government’s targets to help fight climate change and we will continue to look at new and innovative ways to help us contribute to that.”

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