Weymouth town council to get its first electric vehicle

Weymouth town council to get its first electric vehicle

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 6:31am 28th September 2019.

The second-hand van cost £13,000 and has a range of about 40 miles.

The vehicle has a caged body, making it ideal for the council’s parks and open spaces. 

It has no need for an MoT and is exempt from road tax and can be re-charged overnight.

Photo of Commercial Road hq Dorset Council and Weymouth Town signs

Members of the town council services committee approved the purchase at a meeting last week.

The committee also heard that staff had been trying electric hedge cutters and backpack blowers, both of which had been successful, and would use them once existing machinery reached the end of its life. Other electric powered maintenance tools, such as strimmers, are also being considered.

By Trevor Bevins, local democracy reporter