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The use of new electric vehicles is getting the City of London Corporation a step closer to becoming the first authority to run a fully zero-emission fleet.

Three brand new fully electric vehicles are joining the City Corporation’s fleet, bringing the organisation a step closer to realising its goal of being the first authority to run a fully zero-emission fleet.

EV80 vehicles will service the Barbican Library in the Square Mile, the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, and the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow Airport.

It boasts a 120-mile range on a single charge and, thanks to its high-capacity lithium battery, can be fully charged in less than 90 minutes.

The vehicles, which are Ultra Low Emission Zone compliant and specifically designed for urban driving.

Jeremy Simons, chair of the environmental services committee, said: “Nobody should have to breathe in dirty air, and we will continue to take steps to ensure that we are reducing emissions from our fleet.”

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