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Driving change towards a sustainable future with new electric vehicles

28/02/2020

Georges River Council is driving change through the purchase of two electric vehicles, in an exciting step towards its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
 
Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that currently, fleet emissions are Council’s second largest source of greenhouse emissions after electricity, contributing to 10% of the Georges River Council operational carbon emissions.
 
“As part of our commitment as a signatory to the City Power Partnership in October 2018, we are progressing towards being a more sustainable council by ensuring fleet purchases meet strict greenhouse gas emissions requirements,” said Mayor Greene.
 
“This will be supported through our uptake of hybrid and electric vehicles, which is aligned with the Operational Plan 2019/2020, the Georges River Council 2050 Vision, Fleet Policy and Fleet Operational Guideline.
 
“As a government entity, we have an opportunity to embrace the growing availability of alternative transport such as electric and hybrid vehicles, and by incorporating these types of vehicles into our fleet we are demonstrating our commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
 
“Council already has 12 hybrid vehicles, and to enable effective use of the new electric vehicles we will be installing suitable chargers in our basement parking area,” added Mayor Greene.
 
An electric vehicle charger program for the community is hoped to be activated in March 2020, pending a successful funding bid.

For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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