Penzance Council has adopted a range of electric vehicles (EVs) to help it deliver street weeding services and playground maintenance.

By switching from diesel vans to the new electric fleet, the council calculates that it will save 7.3 tonnes of CO2 per year from being released into the atmosphere, based on each vehicle travelling 8km per year.

James Hardy, Penzance Town Clerk, said: ‘Our declaration of a climate emergency and our climate emergency action plan must be more than a paperwork exercise. Identifying a need for change and the implementation of the electric vehicles across the operational team is the most recent example of real changes that the council is making to put climate considerations at the forefront of council decision making.’

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