30 Aug '13, 8am

Ashfield switches environmental fleet to hybrid power #greenenergy

Ashfield switches environmental fleet to hybrid power #greenenergy

A Nottinghamshire council is reducing its fuel consumption and cutting emissions by switching some of the diesel vehicles for hybrid vans. Ashfield District Council will deploy the five Ashwoods Automotive hybrid vehicles with its Environmental Services Team, to undertake a variety of tasks. With thanks to a subsidy from the Department for Transport, the council was able to purchase the vehicles for the same cost as standard diesel vans. However, the hybrids can be up to 25 per cent more fuel-efficient than the vehicles they replace The new vans are a mix of medium and long wheelbase Ford Transit cabs with dual rear wheels and tipper bodies. David White, Transport Services Manager for Ashfield District Council, said: “A lot of green vehicles do cut carbon but come at a premium price, require extra driver training and usually the installation of refuelling or recharging inf...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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