Muir welcomes Council’s e-car pledge

Councillor Andrew Muir has said Ards and North Down’s commitment to electric cars is a sign the Council is ready to get serious over the environment.

Speaking after the Council backed plans to put its support for e-cars down on paper, the local Councillor said the commitment of drafting an electronic vehicle charter signalled the Council recognised more must be done to protect the environment locally.

“With low emissions, electronic cars are an excellent and effective way to get around while protecting the environment.

“By drafting its own charter, Ards and North Down Council is sending out the message that we car and that we want to be part of the growing movement geared towards a cleaner, healthier way of life.

“This also could signal more charging points across the area, with the Council set to use an electric pool car if funding from the UK government is successful.

“Alliance is an environmentalist party and we firmly believe that climate change is happening, directly at the hand of humanity. It gives me great delight to welcome a greater support for the e-car, but we must ensure this initiative is followed through.”

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