SWAP: Peterborough wardens get new Leafs
Civil enforcement officers in Peterborough are reducing their carbon footprint by swapping to all-electric vehicles to get around the city.
Officers have today changed their old petrol vehicles for three new state-of-the-art, zero-emission Nissan Leafs, saving on fuel and maintenance costs.
The existing vehicles used by the officers were more than ten years old and reaching the end of their working life.
Three new vehicles have been funded through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, a Department for Transport grant which comes at no cost to the council.
The Leafs have been supplied by local dealership Smith Nissan, with the decision to choose the vehicle made following an electric vehicle trial last year.
Councillor Nigel North, Cabinet Member for Environmental Capital and Neighbourhoods at Peterborough City Council, said: “This is a win/win for the council.
“We can replace old inefficient petrol vehicles with new electric ones saving us money on fuel and reducing our carbon footprint.
“We’ve also been able to use government funding to pay for them.
“Peterborough has an ambition to become the Environment Capital and our new fleet of electric vehicles will hopefully encourage residents to use them in the future.”
There are four free-to-use electric vehicle chargepoints in Peterborough city centre.