Brighton Council’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

Brighton & Hove City Council is making significant strides in the realm of sustainable transport, setting an inspiring example for other councils across the UK. The latest addition to their green fleet includes four new zero-emission trucks, specifically designed for refuse and glass recycling collections. This brings the council’s total number of electric vehicles to an impressive 72, with two more expected to join the fleet in September.

Councillor Trevor Muten, cabinet member for transport, parking, and public realm, highlighted the importance of this initiative. “The new infrastructure and electric vehicles are an important part of our commitment to improving air quality and the health and wellbeing of residents,” he said. This initiative is part of a broader strategy that includes plans for hundreds more EV charging points for both residents and visitors, as well as cheaper charging options for electric vehicles.

In addition to the new trucks, the council is investing in state-of-the-art electric HGV charging facilities at the Hollingdean depot. These facilities are the first of their kind in the South East and represent a significant step forward in the council’s efforts to reduce emissions. Councillor Tim Rowkins, cabinet member for net zero and environmental services, described the new charging facilities as “another game-changer, setting the service up for a positive future, saving money on fuel and making an important contribution to reducing emissions – approximately 640,000 tonnes a year – from the council’s fleet.”

This initiative also complements a recent successful bid with Brighton and Hove Buses for zero-emission buses, further solidifying Brighton & Hove’s commitment to cleaner, greener transport solutions. With these ground-breaking advancements, Brighton & Hove City Council is not just talking about sustainability; they are actively leading the way.


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