Councillors and public go for a spin at e-car event

Philip Reaney (Shelbourne Motors), Councillor Olive Mercer, Councillor Brendan Curran, Chris Coyle (SGEHC), Catherine Dynes (Banbridge District Council).
Philip Reaney (Shelbourne Motors), Councillor Olive Mercer, Councillor Brendan Curran, Chris Coyle (SGEHC), Catherine Dynes (Banbridge District Council).

Members of the public and councillors were taken for a spin as Banbridge’s Civic Building hosted an energy busting e-car event last week.

The pollution-beating eco vehicles were supplied by Shelbourne Motors and featured a Renault Zoe, a Nissan Leaf and a Renault Kangoo Van. Members of the public, council employees and Elected Members were offered the opportunity to test drive these non-gas guzzling vehicles.

Catherine Dynes from Banbridge District Council’s Technical Services department stated: “Banbridge District Council were delighted to host the event and showcase a variety of E-Cars. As a society we are becoming more aware of our carbon footprint, and our responsibility to take care of the environment. E-Cars have no tail-pipe CO2 emissions which is an obvious advantage for the environment.”

There are five e-car charging points including Townsend Street Car Park, Downshire Place, The Outlet Shopping Centre and the Halfway Road in Banbridge and Gallows Street in Dromore.