New electric vans are helping to make Broxtowe greener as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Green Futures campaign.
Two diesel vans have been replaced with full electric vehicles, saving 1.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Head of Environment, Paul Summers said: “These vans will reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced when by almost 70% when compared to the older vehicles, as well as reducing Nitrogen Oxide pollution.
“The new electric vans are just part of the Council’s Green Futures campaign. We’ve already made good progress by using lots of recycled materials in our parks and open spaces and improving homes and buildings to make them more energy efficient but there’s more work to be done. We’re going to be working hard on Green Futures projects over the coming months and years to reduce our carbon footprint further.”
The vans will also help save over £1,000 a year in fuel and vehicle excise duty.