Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car ‘anxiety’

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A Scottish local authority has admitted that its staff are reluctant to useWales launches first #ElectricCar club. Read more ... » its pool of electricRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » carsRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » for fear of being stranded with a flat batteryRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... ».

Dumfries and Galloway CouncilCouncil ask where to install more electric car charging points. Read more ... » said some workers were wary of the cars’ 100 mileWell done N. Ireland: 100 new electric car charging points in Northern Ireland. Read more ... » rangeVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » in the sprawling rural areaSuper fast electric car chargers to come to Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh in Cotswolds. Read more ... ».

It came as newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » figures obtained by BBCStortford and Stansted stations to get electric car charge point. Read more ... » ScotlandHighland Charge 2014 – a Long-Range EV Trial for Help for Heroes. Read more ... » revealed that the local authority had spent £57,600 on four electric NissanIKEA is to roll out electric car charging points at its 18 UK stores by the end of the year.. Read more ... » LeafsE-Car Club signs up Nissan LEAFs for hire in Milton Keynes. Read more ... » since 2011.

Yet, in total, the cars have covered fewer than 26Uber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... »,000 miles in that timeBrighton: Electric car charging points to be upgraded. Read more ... ».

A spokesman for the local authority insisted the schemeWales launches first #ElectricCar club. Read more ... » had been “relatively successful” but admitted levels of usage were “considerably lower” than for conventional cars in its pool.

He added: “Staff have been asked to comment on use of the vehiclesRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... », and ‘range anxiety’ is certainly a consideration.

“The quality of the drive is seen as surprisingly goodBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... » by those who have not driven an electric vehicleWales launches first #ElectricCar club. Read more ... » before.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council was the first in Scotland to add electric cars to its fleetWhy electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » in a drive, partly, to “inspire residents and local businesses to consider the benefits they bring”.

They were part-funded by Transport ScotlandWireless UK: UK motorway to charge electric cars on the move. Read more ... » as part of a wider scheme to ensure the “decarbonisation” of road transport by 2050.

But data obtained under the Freedom of InformationWhy Go Electric: What Plug-in car and van grants available?. Read more ... » (FOI) Act revealed that even the oldest Nissan LeafsA2Dominion driving EVs in UK's first ecotown. Read more ... » in the fleet had each covered fewer than 10Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says. Read more ... »,000 miles in four years on the road.

One carRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » built up a mileage of just 1More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »,471 miles over three years. A council spokesman said that the car was allocated to a service department and since the original FOI enquiry, it has been moved to the general pool and now has a mileage of 3#ev proud: Scotland hosts first electric car rally. Read more ... »,229.

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s electric cars. Correct as of 23Number of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier. Read more ... » March, 2015.
Make ModelSunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... » Status*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... » DateCrawley Council Response to "More Electric Car Charging points required in the area". Read more ... » in service Annual leasePod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... » costBrighton: Electric car charging points to be upgraded. Read more ... » Current mileage
Nissan LeafSunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... » Leased 20Healthy 30% increase: Demand for Electric Nissan Leaf increases #ev #electricCar. Read more ... »/04/2011 £3436.86 9First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... »,659
Nissan Leaf Leased 20/04/2011 £3436.86 9,713
Nissan Leaf Leased 05/04/2012 £5018.40Electric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » 3,172
Nissan Leaf Leased 05/04/2012 £5018.40 1,471

In contrast, the best-usedNorth East UK: Green electrical firm provides free home car-charging kit. Read more ... » car in the pool, a VauxhallBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... » Insignia diesel, covered more than 47,000 miles in twoGreat Stuff: Electric car charging points coming to West Berkshire. Read more ... » years – at a cost of £2Siemens delivers EV infrastructure packages in South Tyneside and Dorset. Read more ... »,331.49 a year.

A council spokesman said: “The scheme has been relatively successful in introducing electric vehicles (EVsThe UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... ») to this rural area, although clearly the use levels are considerably lower than for conventional vehicles, which are generally within the range of 10,000 to 15Total Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... »,000 miles a year.

“The EVs tend to be used for shorter journeys around Dumfries rather than for travelBusinesses charged up about electric car savings. Read more ... » to more distant locations.

“The reliabilityBath electric cars: Broken charging points to be replaced. Read more ... » of the vehicles in terms of mileage achievable on a chargeTFL London Underground services welcomes electric car drivers with new charging points. Read more ... » has greatly improved since these vehicles were produced, as has the availability of public chargingRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » pointsWales launches first #ElectricCar club. Read more ... ».”

Best-used cars in the Dumfries and Galloway Council fleet. Correct as of 23 March 2015
Make Model Status Date in service Annual lease cost Current mileage
Vauxhall Insignia 2.0D ES ECO S/S Leased 01/04/2013 £2331.49 47893
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI S ECO S/S Leased 03/10/2013 £1281.93 43125
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI S ECO S/S Leased 18Bad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... »/03/2011 £1461.95 41665
Vauxhall Insignia 2.0D ES ECO S/S Leased 01/04/2013 £2331.49 36900

Transport Scotland claimed that increased use of electric cars could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissionsBusinesses charged up about electric car savings. Read more ... », improved airElectric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... » quality, noise pollutionYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... » and public health.

They said they could also lead to “significant” savings on fuelBristol: Fancy test driving an electric car? Head down to a new motor show coming to Millennium Square Read. Read more ... » and other running costsBMW enter the electric car market with 'truly radical' i3. Read more ... ».

Electric cars are exempt from vehicle tax but the local authority said it did not hold information about how much it cost to charge the vehicles.

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In figures: Dumfries and Galloway Council’s electric cars

£42Pod Point offers UK’s first lease option of #electricCar Charging Pods . Read more ... »,124.70 – FundingNice one: 15 year leases granted for electric charging points. Read more ... » received from Transport Scotland for the council’s four Nissan Leafs

£41Why electric cars better catch on. Read more ... »,662 – The amount spent by the Scottish governmentThe UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... » on three new charging points in Annan, Dumfries and Castle Douglas

£129,483.36On h2:Toyota Will Lease Mirai In Europe, Mostly In Germany And Uk. Read more ... » – Total spend on diesel for the council’s pool of conventional cars in 2014/15

145 – The numberElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » of conventional cars operated by the local authority which are in the “freeMy Year with ElectricCar Citroen CZERO - www.evmeerkat.com - ElectricVehicle User Experience. Read more ... »” Band A tax bracket because they emit carbon dioxide emissions of less than 100g/km

18 – Council cars in the relatively low-polluting band B and C tax brackets, costing £20 and £30Nick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... » a year respectively

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A spokeswoman for Transport Scotland said: “The priceThe UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... » premiumStill The Cheapest Electric Car Lease: Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014 & premium trim) Deal. Read more ... » for electric vehicles (EVs) is reducing as volume production increases and as more modelsBrighton: Electric car charging points to be upgraded. Read more ... » come to marketNorth East UK: Green electrical firm provides free home car-charging kit. Read more ... ». Used appropriately, EVs can save fleets significant sums on fuel and other running costs, comparedElectric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... » to conventional petrolElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... »/diesel equivalents.

“Increasing the sustainability of public sector fleets is on-going, for example the current ‘Switched On Fleets’ initiative offers free, evidence-based analysis to identify new opportunities for the cost effective deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) within Community Planning Partnerships.”

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