The council has invested in the new electric Renault Zoes as part of its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and net zero by 2040.

The cars will be used by members of the Hull Out of Hours team (HOOT), who provide essential services to vulnerable residents across the city.

Cllr Linda Chambers, Portfolio Holder for Adult Services and Public Health, said the move demonstrates the council’s commitment to net zero.

‘These new cars will ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for our HOOTs team,’ she said.

‘This move demonstrates the council’s commitment and leadership to achieving net zero. By switching vehicles to electric this is one practical way to demonstrate change.

‘We hope that this move will inspire other councils and organisations to follow in our footsteps and make the switch to electric vehicles.’

The Renault Zoes have been leased to the council by Kingstown Works Limited (KWL) ‘Fleet’, as part of their ongoing annual vehicle replacement program.

The cars will be based at Pryme Street Multi-story car park – the council’s central electric vehicle charging hub – which has a bank of 16 7kW chargers.

Cllr Jack Haines, Portfolio Holder covering Climate Change, said: ‘We’re delighted with these new electric vehicles, which will be used by the adult social care team. This shows the council is leading the way on our net zero targets.

‘Doing our bit to tackle climate change is vitally important for the council. Whether it’s a big or small action we want to make a difference in Hull, something the residents of the city support.’

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