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Businesses Urged To Go Green With Their Vehicles

Tuesday July 29 2014

LOCAL businesses are being urged to go green by switching to electric vehicles through a government-backed scheme.

Small and medium-sized enterprises could benefit from a grant of up to £10,500 for the flexible lease of a plug-in van or £7,500 for a car for up to 48 months, plus an additional grant of £500 towards the cost of installing a charging point.

The 'Inmotion!' scheme had a launch event outside Barnsley Town Hall on Monday, where demonstrations were held to show just how easy it is to go green.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: "I welcome the launch of the scheme. Electric vehicles form part of the national push for low and zero emissions vehicles.

"Barnsley Council has a Nissan Leaf, which demonstrates our commitment to a greener environment."

Plug-in vehicles on offer as part of the scheme include the Leaf, Renault Zoe, Renault Twizy and the Renault Kangoo van which can all travel up to 80 miles.

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Reply Posted by Arfur Laugh on Wednesday July 30 2014 at 21:06
Mines all ready green English racing car green puts out some fumes though

Reply Posted by Ray on Thursday July 31 2014 at 15:16
He's here again Mr Miller, the man who drives a gas guzzling diesel gulping 4x4 to and from his rural retreat in kexborough!! he has to drive on one main road to get to and from work. Bit hypocritical don't you think???

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Thursday July 31 2014 at 15:27
So the council has a single 'Nissan Leaf' and this shows their commitment to a greener environment? Or is it just a token gesture?

Reply Posted by Tony on Thursday July 31 2014 at 17:09
Glad the council are doing their bit for the environment. Does this mean THE 1 and THE 2 will be sold? Doubt it!

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