Watford driving further towards sustainability with new electric vehicles for parks team – www.watford.gov.uk

February 11, 2024 | by magnews24.com

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In a bid to reduce emissions and lead the way towards carbon neutrality, Watford Borough Council has secured three new electric vehicles for the town’s parks maintenance, which is managed by Veolia…

These recent additions consist of three electric cage tippers, boasting several environmental advantages such as better air quality, diminished noise pollution, and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. The transition to electric vehicles will save 249g of CO2 emissions compared to the same petrol vehicle for every kilometre driven.

Since declaring a climate emergency in July 2019, the new vehicles represent just one of the many initiatives through which the council is striving to transform Watford into a greener, more environmentally-friendly town. They also align with the council’s pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the town by 2030.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said “Small changes make a big difference when it comes to tackling climate change, with electric vehicles playing a big part in helping us achieve carbon net-zero. Watford’s commitment to green transport has already resulted in significant achievements, including being ranked in the top 5 UK towns.

“This achievement is a testament to the town’s commitment to a cleaner environment and underscores the importance of investing in sustainable transport infrastructure for a cleaner, more sustainable future.”

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Councillor Kennedy Rodrigues, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We’re leading the way to carbon neutrality by getting three new electric vehicles for our parks. They’re cleaner, quieter, and better for the environment. These vehicles show our commitment to making Watford greener and working to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.”

For more information about how we keep Watford’s streets clean, visit www.watford.gov.uk/clean-streets.

Published:
12th February 2024

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