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Sevenoaks Town Council goes all electric with delivery of first van for town wardens

Look out for Zero.

Sevenoaks Town Council has taken delivery of its first all-electric van - The Zero - as part of a wide-ranging policy to become less carbon polluting.

Cllr Merilyn Canet with the new electric van
Cllr Merilyn Canet with the new electric van

The van can travel 147 miles without charging and will be used by the town's wardens who inspect play areas and carry out day-to-day tasks in the town council's public open spaces.

The van has been heavily branded to encourage members of the public to also make the switch.

Cllr Dr Merilyn Canet, chairman of the open spaces and leisure committee, said: “Sevenoaks Town Council is leading the way in improving the environment with its new vehicle, while better maintaining our lovely parks and gardens, which are enjoyed so much by our residents, especially during these difficult times."

The council now plans to instal two publicly accessible vehicle charging points: one at the council offices in Bradbourne Vale Road and one at the new Bat and Ball Centre, scheduled to open in December, off Bat and Ball Road.

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