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Brighton’s Green mayor pays £70 taxi fare when electric car fails

by | 29th, July 2012

“WE’RE happy with the performance of the electric car so far. Early indications suggest it works well around the city and may be making savings for us in fuel costs,” says Brighton and Hove mayor Bill Randall, a leading Green.
Mr Randall was referring to the electric Renault Fluence ZE he’s been road testing. As he said:
“I think it sends out a good message…This is great news, not just for the environment, but for the taxpayer too as the electric car won’t cost them a penny.”
Locals will have been intersted, then, to have spotted Coun Randall paying £70 for a taxi ride when the electic wonder ran out of power.
A council spokesman explains:
“We did have an incident recently during a visit to Chichester when topping up the charge took longer than anticipated and the mayor needed to be back in Brighton and Hove. As a result the mayor had to get a taxi back to Brighton.”
 What with all those chain of office he was too heavy to walk or cycle….



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