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.
It's hoped they'll help cut down on emissions produced by the area's 16 million visitors a year.Batteries can be recharged at cafes and hotels.
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