Doncaster Council continues its proactive drive to tackle the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency by putting its new 100% electric vehicles into service.
The electric vehicles are part of a plan for annual replacements of the current transport fleet with an environment friendly alternative which reduces carbon emissions and helps improve air quality.
The plan will accelerate a greener Doncaster and phase-out the council’s fleet reliance on fossil fuel vehicles in the coming years.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said:
“We are fully committed to doing all we can to address the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency. Replacing our fossil fuel fleet with fully electric alternatives is the right thing to do. We all need to play our part to protect our environment and help improve air quality so it’s important the council is leading by example.
“With the first 20 electric vehicles already in use, and with more to come, we are taking the first steps to realising our ambition of having a zero emissions fleet.
“We continue to provide first class services for Doncaster residents and at the same time we are reducing our carbon footprint.”
The new electric vehicles will support front line operational teams, giving a high visibility presence within the council’s Street Scene and Highways teams which cover 24/7 year round proactive and reactive works across the borough.
As part of these plans, the council is partnering with ENGIE to install the electric charging bays needed to help power the new fleet.
- Category: Transport, streets & parking