Hocking says that despite Prescott's calls for greener transport in the long-awaited transport white paper published last week he has yet to view the fleet. Hocking believes that by giving his blessing to Humberside Police's initiative - one of the biggest alternative fuel fleet vehicle conversion plans yet announced - would help end uncertainty throughout the fleet industry over moving to 'green' fuels. Hocking said the force had 'grasped the nettle' and committed to 'going green' without clear Government guidance.
Humberside's force is converting nearly all its 460-strong fleet of vehicles to LPG and already has 57 LPG vehicles on its fleet. That number is expected to rise to 170 by next April. It has joined forces with Shell, which is providing private filling sites and fuel for the force.