Electric Vehicle Fleet Boost


17th June 2021

 ALMOST £400,000 worth of small electric vans look set to be added to Dundee City Council’s low emission fleet.

Councillors will be told that the vehicles, fully funded by Transport Scotland, will replace existing diesel vans in Dundee Construction Services that are nearing the end of their useful life.

Mark Flynn convener of the city development committee said: “As with all of our electric vehicle purchases the initial cost may be slightly higher than buying a diesel equivalent but over their life they demonstrate an overall saving from reduced fuel and maintenance costs.

“And of course the more electric vehicles that are on our roads the greater the impact on the city’s air quality and with it improvements in quality of life for residents and visitors.”

There will be predicted annual fuel savings of £16,800 along with 24.4kg of CO2 reductions from the purchase of these vehicles.

The city development committee, which meets on Monday (JUNE 21), will be asked to approve the purchase of 20 Nissan NV200e vans for £399,900.

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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