Street cleansing services in the West End go fully electric

Environmental solutions provider, Veolia, and its own partner Westminster City Council have unveiled a 60 strong fleet of upcycled and new electric vehicles. The brand new electric fleet will undoubtedly be among the largest operated by way of a waste and street cleansing contract in virtually any local authority in the united kingdom.

The vehicles shall make street cleansing services in the West End fully electric for the very first time, reducing emissions and leading the true way towards carbon neutrality.

This fully electric fleet shall allow an 89 % reduced amount of CO2e emissions in comparison to a diesel fleet, consistent with Westminster City Council’s carbon net zero by 2040 plans. It will help improve quality of air and lower noise pollution as electric motors are significantly quieter.

Veolia’s energy teams have supported Westminster in installing smart charging infrastructure across Westminster’s West End depots, with Farm Street depot in Mayfair being electric fully.

The full selection of vehicles, from e-RCVs to e-sweepers and e-trikes were displayed at Waterloo Place, London that was reimagined as “Electric Place” for the function. Representatives from key stakeholder groups, Councillors and businesses were invited to see the vehicles and try the recycling collection e-trikes even.

Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice President Veolia UK & Ireland said: “These electric vehicles demonstrate our commitment to ecological transformation and dealing with our partner, Westminster City Council to lead the transition from diesel power away. 

“By causeing this to be noticeable change we’re cutting carbon, making the populous city cleaner and greener and ensuring the West End reaches the forefront of innovation.”

Councillor Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council, added: “Quality of air is among the most important issues for the residents, and the proceed to all-electric vehicle fleets is really a key step towards our commitment to be carbon zero by 2030.

“This assortment of state-of-the-art electric vehicles will transform just how we clean our streets and collect waste and recycling across Westminster.  Cleaning in the West End is currently fully electric – and all of those other City soon will undoubtedly be once we roll out more electric vehicles on the next 12 months.

“We have been proud to be employed in partnership with Veolia to lessen carbon emissions, improve quality of air, and make Westminster a greener and cleaner City for several.”

  Veolia operates Westminster City Council’s waste and recycling collections in addition to its street cleansing operations.

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