The Gateshead Council has moved to convert its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to electric, recently purchasing 10 electric and four hybrid vans.
“We are acutely aware of how much we here in Gateshead need to play our part in protecting the environment in the face of climate change. We are also serious about playing a lead role in the rapidly developing North East drive for electric vehicle infrastructure such as charging stations,” said leader of the Gateshead Council Mick Henry in a story on the Gateshead Council website.
North East Wales has been designated one of the UK’s six Low Carbon Economic Areas, focusing on ultra-low carbon vehicles.
“We want Gateshead to be at the very forefront of a new low carbon future for Britain,” said Henry.
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