Electric car savings for council

Councillor John McDowall, Liz Marquis, Director of Energy Agency & Provost Helen Moonie
Councillor John McDowall, Liz Marquis, Director of Energy Agency & Provost Helen Moonie

The Energy Agency, based at Auchincruive, has recently leased an electric car and installed a charging point in order to save carbon emissions and transport costs.

Councillor John McDowall, Liz Marquis of the Energy Agency & Provost Helen Moonie put the car to the test and took it for a test drive. The car has made a significant saving in staff transport costs. The charging point is open to the public Monday–Friday 9am – 5pm.

Provost Moonie said “The Energy Agency is practicing what it preaches and I hope their example prompts more drivers to give serious consideration to the benefits of going electric.

“The increase in carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is something that’s important for all of us, and anything that aims to reduce levels is a positive step.

“These new electric cars are a great example of how making a little change can help to change peoples’ minds about what should be considered the norm.”

All staff have participated in Fuel Good Driver Training to learn how to drive the car most efficiently. This has generated a friendly competition of who can drive the furthest whilst using the least amount of battery.

Visit the website at www.energyagency.org.uk