CLLR Colm Kelleher, the current mayor of Cork, will have a Ford electric car as his official form of transportation for the remainder of his term, he revealed this week.
When heading to official functions, and when not on his own electric bike, Lord Mayor Kelleher will be driven in the AWD SUV of the standard Ford Mustang Mach-e lineup, which sells for nearly $ 69. 000 â¬. The premium vehicle was presented to the mayor’s office by Henry Ford and Son, as part of a long-standing deal that saw the company provide two courtesy vehicles each year for the use of the town’s first citizen. since the late 1980s.
âI am proud to be the first Lord Mayor to champion the use of a fully electric vehicle, which symbolizes the council’s commitment to lead by example in the fight against climate change.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Ford Motor Company for continuing to support the Lord Mayor’s office and donate the car to the office every year.”
He revealed that the car had previously been dubbed “Knightrider” by its driver, Finbarr, due to the range of gadgets it contains.
Cllr Kelleher will have to return to her own transportation at the end of her term in June.