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Birmingham City Council trials Nissan LEAF in move to widen green fleet

The six-month trial, started on 2nd June, will see the Home Care Team – who deliver out-of-hours care to city residents in community settings – try out the vehicle.

The council’s Climate Change and Environment team will measure driver use, environmental and economic performance to compare it against mileage and fuel costs of its current diesel vehicles.

Cllr John Cotton, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: ‘This is a great opportunity, through our partnerships with Nissan and Cenex, to look at how we can make our transport fleet greener and more efficient.

‘The Home Care Team will be trying out this new electric vehicle for six months, which will provide a green and efficient resource for the department who generate high mileage as they visit residents across the city.  Switching from a diesel to an electric vehicle will help the council save money as well as help the environment.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.