Midlothian Council turns over a new Leaf

Midlothian Council business manager Trevor Docherty with the council's new electric car.

Midlothian Council business manager Trevor Docherty with the council's new electric car.

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MIDLOTHIAN Council is turning over a new Leaf to cut its carbon footprint.

The local authority has taken delivery of its first electric car solely for staff use.

Work with Jewel and Esk College on an electric vehicle scheme has shown that these cars are greener and cost-effective.

The council bought the Nissan Leaf with the help of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Scheme. It costs no more than an ordinary new car and it will save the council money. For example, fully charging the battery is just £2.

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