Allerdale mayor swaps official limo for eco-friendly Toyota Prius
Last updated at 23:33, Sunday, 01 February 2009
The Mayor of Allerdale, Allan Caine, is driving a new environmentally friendly car, saving the council hundreds of pounds.
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Is this just a smoke screen there are far more fuel efficient clean disiel cars about and does the mayour not watch top gear they did a road test on electric cars and the outcome . . . waste of time and effort, they are expensive and given the price of electric are they going to build their own windmill to power it i bet that would get planning permission now!
It gives out a good signal to everyone else about caring for our environment.
The limo was most likely leased at high cost and expensive to run on top.
Well done Allerdale.
Allerdale have replaced the car and I assume that was planned. They could have leased another limo, so you have to compare the lease costs with that of a limo. I don't know how they compare. Maybe if Allerdale publish the information it will resolve the debate