The new vehicle is being used by the council to support those residents who find it difficult to use public transport due to disabilities or mobility issues.

Boasting a range of 100 miles, the 17-seater, wheelchair-accessible electric minibus saves approximately 1,000 litres of diesel and more than 2,500 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year.

Since declaring a climate emergency in 2019, the council has introduced 80 environmentally-friendly, full-battery electric vehicles to its fleet, reducing emissions by approximately 300 tonnes per year.

Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s executive member for Environment, Air Quality, and Transport, said: ‘When we declared a climate emergency back in 2019, one of our key commitments to look at overhauling our fleet in favour of greener alternatives.

‘Nearly four years later, we’re well on the road to achieving that, and the arrival of our new, fully-electric minibus is another key milestone. It means that vulnerable residents who rely on our accessible community transport service will be able to enjoy more convenient, environmentally-friendly travel.

‘We’re constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to green our fleet and reduce the number of vehicles we use, and local people can expect to see more zero-emissions vehicles on their streets soon.’