Improving air quality across our City is one of the Conservative-led Council’s top priorities. For this to happen the Council itself must do its bit to reduce pollution.
One of the ways it’s doing this is to replace our diesel refuse vehicles with electric vehicles. Plans to replace 60 were announced last week. The new vehicles will reduce CO2 emissions by 89% helping to improve air quality in the West End where they will be deployed.
At the announcement of the new vehicles Cllr Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council said, "
Air quality is one of the most important issues for our residents, and the move to all-electric vehicle fleets is a key step towards our commitment to be carbon zero by 2030.
"This collection of state-of-the-art electric vehicles will transform the way we clean our streets and collect waste and recycling across Westminster. Cleaning in the West End is now fully electric - and the rest of the City soon will be as we roll out more electric vehicles over the next 12 months.
"We are proud to be working in partnership with Veolia to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and make Westminster a greener and cleaner City for All."