LANCASHIRE County Council has invested almost £3million in new electric vehicles and charging points.
The first service to go electric will be the county council’s parking enforcement team, who will be kitted out with 12 new vehicles to minimise the emissions produced during the many miles they cover each day.
This follows trials led by the council’s fleet services team to work out which service areas are best placed to adopt electric vehicles.
They recently took delivery of three electric vans which are being ‘loaned out’ to other teams across the authority as part of an ongoing pilot.
Work will also get underway to install charging infrastructure at the offices and depots where the vehicles are based, and where they regularly visit, following the decision by cabinet this week.
County Councillor Shaun Turner, cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: “We're committed to reducing the carbon emissions produced by the council's services to net zero, and adopting electric and other zero emissions vehicles will play a big part in achieving this.”