Rossendale Borough Council has unveiled a new fully electric service van as it drives towards becoming a more environmentally conscious borough.

The new vans are part of an expanding fleet that includes electric vehicles (EVs) for several fleet vehicles, including the Mayor's official car.

The council also has two new refuse wagons equipped with solar-powered hydraulics.

Kwabena Poku, Climate Change Officer at the council, said: ‘While we acknowledge that more must be done to achieve our net-zero target by 2030 these moves towards adopting electric vehicles and integrating sustainable technologies into our fleet are clear demonstrations of our commitment to a more environmentally conscious Rossendale.’

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