Council’s city wardens make the most of Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid vehicle
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 11:00
City Wardens in Aberdeen have been provided with a free vehicle for a year courtesy of a local Mitsubishi dealership.
Station Garage in Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, has loaned an environmentally-friendly Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the City Wardens to help them get around Aberdeen.
Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Vice-Convener Jean Morrison welcomed the move.
She said: ‘The partnership between ourselves and Station Garage has been a help to the City Wardens as having the vehicle means it is easier for them to get to communities in outlying parts of Aberdeen quickly. Our thanks go to The Station Garage.’
The Outlander PHEV is the UK’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV. It can travel up to 32½ miles in electric mode alone, emits just 44g of CO2 per kilometre and has an official combined fuel consumption figure of 148mpg, with a total combined range of 510 miles.
It’s exempt from vehicle tax and qualifies for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant. In addition, it attracts just five per cent taxable Benefit in Kind, giving company car drivers a virtual pay rise of several thousand pounds a year.
David McDonald, General Manager at Station Garage, said: ‘The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is ideal for Aberdeen’s City Wardens and the important work that they do in helping to keep our communities safe and secure.
‘We are therefore delighted to lend them this vehicle, and we are sure that they will find it of immense benefit.’