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Decarbonising Cambridge City Council Vehicle Fleet

To commit to decarbonising the current vehicle fleet. This would be achieved as diesel/petrol vehicles come to the end of their life they are, where an alternative is available replaced with Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and delivering a measurable and quantifiable reduction in the carbon dioxide (CO2e) emissions that contribute to poor air quality and climate change through adopting ULEVs that are appropriate for individual service needs.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Executive Proposals: Development of new plan or strategy;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/05/2020

Decision due: 2 Jul 2020 by Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Department: Commercial Services

Contact: James Elms, Director, City Services Group Email: james.elms@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The Council has an established climate change policy in which it commits to reducing its own carbon emissions. This decision will support those aims by providing recommendations to reduce the carbon footprint of the fleet and associated costs and to enable a decarbonised fleet. The council’s vehicle fleet assets are critical in delivering statutory, discretionary and income generating services which include, the maintenance of public buildings and spaces, the maintenance of the council’s housing stock and pest control services. a. The current fleet of comprises of 113 vehicles of which 101 are diesel and 2 are unleaded and 10 EV. 41 of the diesel/petrol fleet are ULEZ compliant and 10 have stop/start technology. b. During FY 18/19 the Council consumed 183,283 ltrs of fuel at a cost of £200k c. During FY 18/19 the Council’s fleet produced in the region of 489 tonnes of carbon


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