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Firms charged with testing electric car benefits

Rugby Editorial 25th Apr, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RURAL businesses have plugged-in to a new project designed to test the efficiency and performance of electric cars in rural areas.

Rugby-based GNF Browning and Wolston Grange Care Home, run by Pinnacle Care, are among 10 firms to take delivery of one of the fleet of Nissan Leafs and BMWs that will be theirs for two years.

During that time they will be charged with testing the advantages of using low carbon technologies with estimated running costs of the cars estimated at around one or two pence a mile on their budgets and the environment.

Firms involved in the Warwickshire Rural Electric Vehicles project (WREV) are span the farming, vehicle maintenance, residential care, local deliveries and business services sectors.

Mike Woollacott, project director, said: “Our expectations are that electric vehicles will reduce fuel costs for the businesses, lower annual maintenance costs and of course improve air quality. And we are sure everyone will enjoy the new driving experience they offer.”

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