Islington Council has added six Renault Zoes to its fleet as part of its plans to move to zero emission vehicles.
The council aims to switch more vehicles within its 500-strong fleet –spanning cars and small vans through to street sweeping vehicles and 26-tonne refuse and recycling collection vehicles – to electric by 2030 as part of its net zero ambitions.
The new additions will be used by the council’s Voids Team, who inspect and assess council properties that become empty across the borough’s near six square mile area, within its Housing Proerty Services division.
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Islington Council is committed to making our fleet greener, as part of our continuing efforts to clean the air that local people breathe and to help achieve our goal of creating a net zero carbon Islington by 2030."
Vincent Tourette, managing director, Groupe Renault UK, said councils are under increasing financial strain and facing the difficult task of needing to lower their environmental impact without affecting their productivity.
He added: "With our electric vehicle expertise spanning almost 10 years and our EV offering being stronger than ever, local authorities enjoy the peace-of-mind that a Renault electric vehicle is among the very best of its kind and that there’s a version that will certainly meet their passenger car and light commercial vehicle needs.”