Brigg goes green with electric car charger

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An electric car charging point is set to be installed in a Brigg car par as part of a council initiative to reduce the area’s carbon footprint.

The charging point will be installed in The Angel car park in the coming weeks.

The North Lincolnshire Council initiative has also seen the council invest in two electric vans .

The vans will be used by the council’s community wardens to make their trips around North Lincolnshire more environmentally friendly. Each vehicle can travel up to 100 miles before needing to be charged again.

Cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Coun Neil Poole said: “Reducing our carbon footprint is extremely important, which is why we are always trying to find ways to do this. We have initially bought two electric vehicles to try them out, and if they are a success we will consider buying more. More and more people are buying electric vehicles as they are seeing the many benefits it has on the environment and the reduced costs to run them.”