Doncaster accelerates fully electric fleet

Doncaster Council has continued its climate emergency drive with the roll-out of 100% electric vehicles into service.

The EVs are part of a plan for the annual replacement of its current transport fleet with green alternative vehicles that reduce carbon emissions and improve air pollution.

The plan will accelerate Doncaster’s phase-out the council’s fleet reliance on fossil fuel vehicles in the coming years, it said. The new EVs will support front line operational teams, including the 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 points to power the new fleet.

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.”

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