Electric car trial begins

By on 12/12/2009 in News

Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council,  is set to be amongst the keynote speakers at the launch of the first stage of a UK-wide electric vehicle trial in Birmingham later today (December 12).

Commenting on the launch, Cllr Tilsley said: “The handover of these vehicles marks a significant milestone in the development of electric vehicle technology.

“Here in Birmingham, the handover is particularly relevant given the fact the city council recently approved the Birmingham Declaration on climate change - which outlines our aim to procure only electric or LPG vehicles by 2015, a move that should help create a viable market for such technologies.

“It is also fitting that the cities of Birmingham and Coventry are at the forefront of this effort, given our rich history in relation to vehicle manufacturing. I hope that our willingness to embrace electric vehicles will place us in a good position to reap the environmental and economic benefits in due course.”

A media release supporting the launch is available.

CABLED iMiEV Handover – FINAL

To obtain the release please call the CABLED media contacts, Tom Rawlings or Hayley Longdin at Trimedia, 0121 265 2760 or email Tom.Rawlings@trimediauk.com / Hayley.Longdin@trimediauk.com

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  1. Paul Mohr says:

    Great news to hear that Birmingham City Council aim to purchase only electric of LPG vehicles from 2015. If some of those are cars then that will help to stimulate a dealer support network that can handle electric cars. When I asked around last year I could find only 2 dealers in the whole of Birmingham who could offer to service an electric vehicle.

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