Fingal County Council adds a further 18 Electric Vehicles to its Fleet

June 16, 2020 0

Fingal County Council is delighted to announce the addition of a number of electrical vehicles to its fleet. The vehicles representing an investment of €340,000 were launched by Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien at Ardgillan Castle today. The additional fleet consists of 14 Fully Electric Nissan eNV vans , 2 Fully Electric LDV 3.5 ton tipper trucks, 1 Fully Electric Meangreen Zeroturn mower and 1 Fully Electric Goupil G4 Utility Vehicle and is further evidence of the commitment of the Council to the transition to electrification of its fleet.  

The addition of these vehicles means that 15% of Fingal County Council’s commercial fleet is now electric.  Electric charging points have been installed in Council depots and carparks and the Council has also introduced the innovative charging points at street lights.

Mayor of Fingal Council Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien commented:

This addition to the Fingal County Council fleet is another example of the commitment of the Council to sustainable transport and climate action. The challenge of protecting the environment for future generations is very important to me and with this move to electric vehicles and other initiatives the Council is at the forefront in making the necessary changes and leading by example in meeting this challenge.

AnnMarie Farrelly Fingal County Council Chief Executive said:

These vehicles are another important step in the transition to electrification of the Council fleet. The provision of sustainable transport for the County is a top priority for Fingal County Council and can be seen in this initiative as well as our investment in infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians such as the Baldoyle to Portmarnock Greenway opened last week.

Director of Operations David Storey said:

Fingal County Council operations already have a number of electric vehicles in their fleet and these have proved very efficient and popular with staff as well as having economic benefits and being environmentally sustainable. These represent part of a range sustainable transport initiatives including the provision of electric charging facilities and enhanced facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.