The Shoalhaven City Council has purchased three new fully electric vehicles to add to its fleet.
The council purchased three Hyundai Konas, which retail at $64,000 each, for a three-year trial to see if electric vehicles are cost effective.
Mayor Amanda Findley said the new cars would help the council reach their goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
"The vehicles are part of a trial to reduce costs to the council which then frees up more money for the community." Cr Findley said.
"Electric vehicles are the way of the future, there's nothing to fear.
"The kilometre range of these vehicles is amazing, I know I've got the security to be able to drive to Sydney, to Canberra and know I'm going to get home.
"The electric vehicle fleet, as small as it is, helps the council to focus strategically to the future.
"Many car manufacturers are taking strategic directions to phase out combustion engines in their domestic offering."
The electric cars offer a range of 450km and take 54 minutes to charge at fast charging stations or 28 hours at a regular power outlet.