Local handyman goes greener
As the government ponders how to deal with the diesel vehicle dilemma in order to meet their clean air requirements, one local tradesman is leading the way, having made the switch to an electric vehicle.
Dial Dave has taken his environmental responsibilities seriously by opting for his work van to be 100% electric with zero emissions. The Nissan e-NV200 also has much lower running costs and is made in the North East, so it all makes perfect sense.
On a full battery the van has a range of 60 miles, and having solar panels and a charge point at home makes charging simple.
Dave said “Now we just need a public charging point in Amble to encourage others to make the switch”.
A spokeperson for NCC said: “The County Council wishes to encourage electric vehicles and successfully applied for Government grant funding in 2014 to increase the number of charging points across the county. At that time, the possibility of providing a charging point in Amble was considered. However, there are few off-street car parking spaces owned by the County Council in Amble. Discussions were held with the Harbour Commissioners over providing a charging point in their car parks but, unfortunately, agreement could not be reached.
“We are aware of the increasing demand for a charging point in Amble so we are actively investigating other potential sites that could be implemented if funding becomes available”.