Hackney Council in east London has replaced its fleet of Citroen vans with 250 new models from the same brand.
The council took the decision to renew its fleet with the latest of the manufacturer’s vans due to their facility to run on high-blend sustainable biofuel produced from waste. It has taken delivery of 150 Berlingo light vans, 40 Dispatch medium vans, 20 Relay large vans and 40 Relay cage-bodied tippers, some of which are equipped with tail lifts.
All of the new vans come with load area ply lining and equipment options include beacon bars, roof racks, pipe carriers and ‘Chapter 8’-compliant’ high visibility rear chevron markings. Some of the tippers are fitted with beacons, tool boxes and tail lifts.
Hackney Council’s main users of the LCVs will be its Housing Division, to provide property maintenance, Waste Services, which deals with recycling, street cleaning and maintenance and the Parks Division for ground maintenance.
“We chose the Citroën brand for our current and previous fleets because Citroën supports us in our use of sustainable biofuels from waste”, explained Norman Harding, corporate fleet manager at Hackney Council.
The new Euro-6 compliant fleet will operate for a minimum of five years and will bring Hackney Council’s entire fleet closer to meeting the requirements of the forthcoming London Ultra Low Emission Zone criteria.
PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) Group UK fleet director, Martin Gurney said: “Citroën has supplied a broad range of light commercial vehicles to meet a wide range of needs, while helping Hackney Council to meet its sustainability aims with a fleet able to operate on a blend of 30% biofuel.”