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UK: Mayor’s got the electric car buzz

GOING GREEN: Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Peggy Elliott receives the keys to a Nissan Leaf electric car from Hartwell Grimsby general manager David Robertson, with Mayor’s consort Steve Elliott, right, and the Mayor’s Serjeant Ben Lucas. Picture: Jon Corken.

This week Councillor Peggy Elliott and her consort Steve will travel to their various civic engagements in a 100 per cent electric-powered Nissan Leaf, courtesy of Hartwell Grimsby.

It comes less than a month after new charging points were installed in two North East Lincolnshire car parks and means the Mayor can attend all her duties for the week on just a 40 pence charge.
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Councillor Elliott said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to use an electric vehicle for my mayoral duties during which I will be helping the environment and raising awareness that the electric car is ideal for small journeys around town. And now we have the charging points in place, North East Lincolnshire has the infrastructure in place to support them.”

Electric vehicles are still very much an emerging technology but are set to become much more popular over the next few years as manufacturers unveil new and better models at lower prices.

David Robertson, general manager at Hartwell Grimsby said: “We are proud to support the Mayor and North East Lincolnshire Council to raise awareness of this 100 per cent green environment incentive.

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