North East leads the way on electric vehicles

Figures show there is more green transport per head in the North East than anywhere in the UK

An electric car being charged
An electric car being charged

The North East is leading the way in electric vehicles, with official figures showing more per head than anywhere in the UK.

Over the past two years, the region has installed 1,163 charge points, making it the largest regional network of electric vehicle chargers.

Energy Saving Trust’s detailed business fleet analysis has revealed potential fuel savings of 75% to organisations and businesses through going electric, with organisations in the North East already realising these benefits.

In recognition of the success, the Energy Saving Trust and Washington-based Zero Carbon Futures have organised a ‘Plug-in your fleet’ event on December 3 at Gateshead College’s Performance Track, at which high-profile organisations will talk about saving money on fuel and reducing emissions by switching to electric vehicles.

To register, email pifi@est.org.uk or call the Energy Saving Trust transport team on 0207 227 0310.

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