Electric car hits the Argyll roads

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17 Feb 2011 - 14:23

Argyll and Bute Council’s going the extra mile to support green energy.  A member of staff from Argyll, Lomond and the Islands energy agency ( ALIenergy) is determined to drive an electric car from Dunoon to Oban. The council will provide charging points along the route at some of its depots.

 The drive is a total of a hundred miles with stops in six different places to charge up on the journey which takes place on the 22 and 23 February.

 Councillor Neil Mackay, spokesperson for enterprise, energy, culture and tourism said electric cars are increasing in popularity.

 He added “There’s now a need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and oil prices are increasing all the time. Argyll and Bute Council is a leading rural authority and is always looking at ways of reducing its carbon footprint. All members of the public, staff and officers interested in seeing the electric car on its journey are invited to find out more at specially arranged drop in points.”

 For interested members of the public the car will be available to view at the Co-op car parks in Lochgilphead on Tuesday 22 February at 3.30pm, Oban on Wednesday 23 February at 9 am and at 2pm in Dunoon on the same day.

 On Tuesday 22 February the car will be available for fleet managers and council officials to view at the Lochgilphead council depot between 12 and 2pm. At 5pm it’ll be in the Oban depot for viewing. On Wednesday 23 February you’ll get the chance to see the car at 4pm at the Hamilton Street depot in Dunoon.