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Flying the green flag at Eildon

Flying the green flag at Eildon

You may have noticed Eildon’s brand-new fleet of electric vehicles dotting around the Borders with their eye-catching new livery.

The Nissan LEAF car and Nissan E-NV200 are the latest additions to Eildon’s fleet in the Housing Association’s bid to promote greater energy efficiency and carbon reductions.

John Duncan, Director of Property Assets at Eildon commented, “Eildon is committed to ensuring we comply with the legislative requirements set for national targets, but we want to go beyond that, and positively promote ‘best practice’ as a responsible and forward-looking organisation. Innovative new methods like this are key to what we are aiming to achieve, and this new electric fleet demonstrates our commitment.”

The new vehicles have been delivered in partnership with Scottish Borders Council on a 3 -year lease.  They produce zero emissions, helping local air quality.  Improvements in battery technology, mean they can travel up to 187 miles on a single charge which makes them practical and efficient for long range of travel.

Eildon now has charging points based at the Weaving Shed office in Selkirk which are live on ‘Charge Place Scotland’.  These charging points are open to anyone looking to charge their electric vehicle 24 hours a day.  For an annual fee of £20 with Charge Place Scotland, you can charge your electric vehicle for free.

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