The council is leading the way in saving the planet and saving taxpayers’ money too, as the electric car costs about £15.00 per 1,000 miles to run and is exempt from road tax.
Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Stephen Kermode, said: “We are very keen to set an example on all environmental and green issues and this highlights our commitment to energy savings.
“By leasing a new electric vehicle it clearly demonstrates our commitment to provide and promote a clean and low emissions transport system throughout the whole borough.
“The new vehicle is very cheap to run and so helps form part of the savings most local authorities like Sefton currently have to make.
“The car itself is very comfortable, looks good, is extremely economical and most importantly saves on the council’s Carbon footprint.”
John Robinson, managing director at SYMPHONY EV added: “It’s great that Sefton has chosen to continue using an electric car as their civic vehicle and we are delighted to have successfully tendered to provide it again.
“We are committed to promoting green transport, so for Sefton to choose such a high profile way of supporting green technology is really positive.”
As part of the sponsorship deal, SYMPHONY EV offer the ECOSYMPH Bundle, which includes a charging point and battery hire, they will reimburse Sefton Council for the electric usage based on mileage every six months, service the vehicle and also offer roadside assistance.