'Green' fuels move could help firms win council contracts
05/06/1998 in NEWS
The London Borough of Southwark is trying to set an example with its own fleet and by August it is hoping to have 68 of its 250-300-strong fleet running on liquefied petroleum gas, to replace diesels, in time for an exhibition and testing event on a date yet to be announced. At the event the council's fleet will be on show to local companies and private buyers to allow them to sample 'green' vehicles. It is also intending to become the first borough in the country to run electric Citroen Berlingos and has four on order, as well as four electric Peugeot 106s.
John Whitlow, head of corporate purchasing for the council, said: 'Something we might build into future contracts is that firms would have to have an environmental strategy. It would be an incentive to go 'green'.