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Bristol City Council will install 120 electric vehicle (EV) charge points and convert part of its fleet to electric in a bid to become carbon neutral by 2050. The UK council also intends to transition at least 10% of its vicles to electric by 2021.
The scheme will take place across the West of England and is being funded by £2m grant provided by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) through the Go Ultra Low West project.
Go Ultra Low West’s stated aim is to provide the infrastructure and environment for conversion to electric and ultra-low emission vehicles.
Seven electric Peugeot Partner vans will be used by council departments such as repairs and maintenance, parks and estates and the records office.
Additionally, the parking services team will receive six Nissan Leaf zero-emission cars to use in and around central Bristol.
The pilot OLEV charge points have already been installed for the West of England car club vehicles and will be ready for use later this year.
Public charge points will be deployed later this year with more locations to follow over the next three years.
More information is available on the website.