Bury Council has taken delivery of 10 electric vehicles which will replace old diesel vans and emit less carbon.
This is part of the council’s £8.5 million vehicle replacement programme, and a further five electric vehicles will be delivered by the year’s end.
The vehicles are being used by a wide variety of departments: pest control, adult care, street lighting, libraries, highways, waste management, street cleaning, accommodations team and grounds maintenance.
The vehicles will be cheaper to maintain and will reduce the council’s CO2 emissions by a minimum of 29,000kg per year.
Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: “We are committed to becoming carbon neutral, and this investment will be good for our environment and the air we all breathe.”
Press release issued: 31 October 2023.
Picture: Cllr Alan Quinn with the new electric vans.