Council goes electric

ANGUS Council is making a bid to cut its carbon footprint after taking delivery of three new electric vehicles.

The authority has used government cash to lease two electric cars and buy a road sweeper which will cut CO2 emissions by an extra 6.19 tonnes a year and help it move towards targets set down under climate-change legislation.

The support is coming from the Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Support Scheme that allows either purchase or lease of such vehicles.

It is predicted that the sweeper will cut output by 4.69 tonnes and a car by 1.5 tonnes a year.

An Angus Council spokeswoman said: “As well as reducing carbon emissions into the earth’s atmosphere, the new vehicles will deliver a fuel saving to Angus Council of over £10,000.”