Nottingham to open first electric vehicle service centre04 July 2019

Nottingham City Council is opening an electric vehicle service centre this summer – believed to be the first in the UK run by a local authority – saying its fleet team will be able to tap into a market “on the verge of rapid growth”.

The facility, to be known as Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS), will cater for electric cars, vans and taxis, as well as specialist fleet such as roadsweepers and cage tippers.

It will offer MOTs and servicing to customers, as well as maintaining the council’s own growing ultra-low emission fleet.

The council plans to convert 22% of its fleet to ultra-low emission vehicles by 2020.

Councillor Adele Williams, portfolio holder for transport, says: “NEVS will become an integral part of the electric infrastructure, helping to support the council’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028.

“Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services will enable us to maintain both our own vehicles and offer these services out to other councils and businesses, providing a hub for electric vehicles in the East Midlands.

“We want to provide this service to members of the public as well, and hope to roll this out next year – so our Eastcroft depot will be able to service and MOT electric vehicles, in addition to petrol and diesel cars.”

Laura Cork

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