Lake District tourists encouraged to swap petrol for electricity

Visitors to the Lake District can now hire electric cars to go sightseeing. It's part of a project to reduce visitor CO2 emissions by 11,000 tonnes a year by 2015. Click here for more.

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Lake District electric hire car scheme

Tourists travelling through the Lake District are being urged to swap petrol for the plug. A scheme has been launched which allows sightseers to hire electric cars to enjoy the scenery.