Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership Civil Enforcement Officers get electric cars0
The Christchurch & East Dorset Partnership has launched two electric cars thanks to funding from Dorset County Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The two Nissan Leaf vehicles will be used by the Partnership’s Civil Enforcement Officers as they travel between locations across Christchurch and East Dorset.
A grant of £21,000 was given by the County Council as part of the Three Towns Travel project. This was supplemented by a government Plug-In Car Grant of £5000 for each vehicle. The full life cost of the two vehicles over five years will be £36,000 less than two diesel-powered vans.
The electric cars are ideal for the Civil Enforcement officers as their car park duties involve short journeys during the day. The cars can then be recharged overnight.