The County Council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, Councillor Mel Kendal, said: “Our electric vehicle programme remains focussed on investing in facilities so that Hampshire residents can access environmentally friendly travel. This gives value for money both for motorists and the public purse.
“In March we launched
ight charging points have been installed across the county for use by County Council staff, with 20 further installations planned.
Councillor Kendal continued: “As the number of public and staff charging points grows, so does our testing of electric vehicles.
Concurrently, the County Council is reviewing where financial and energy savings can be made in its 156 small vehicle fleet by replacing those at the end of their lease with electric equivalents. This has the potential to save up to £210,000 per year.
The County Council has already saved nearly £30 million in energy costs over the past seven years after cutting its carbon emissions by 38.1% since 2010. The local authority has since set a more ambitious target to cut carbon from 40% to 50% by 2025.