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Securicor wins LPG funding

SECURICOR Vehicle Management has won the largest yet funding deal for alternatively-fuelled vehicles from Powershift, the Government-funded Energy Saving Trust initiative to promote the use of clean fuels. Securicor Vehicle Management, which is responsible for the operational management of Securicor's 10,000 British-based vehicles, has successfully requested grants to convert 170 vans to run on liquefied petroleum gas.

Alex Hines, managing director of Securicor Vehicle Management, said: 'As a company committed to clean fuels, these vehicles will help us play our part in reducing the levels of pollution in the UK. We are delighted to see that Powershift's new application procedure makes buying clean-fuelled vehicles and applying for a grant significantly easier.'

Powershift provides grants for half the conversion cost of equipping a vehicle to run on alternative fuels. Jonathan Murray, Powershift programme manager, said: 'It is clear that the UK's businesses and public sector are seeing for themselves that converting to clean fuels makes business sense.'

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