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Council in £2m 'green' van deal

GLASGOW City Council has introduced 110 alternatively-fuelled vehicles to its land services department at a cost of more than £2 million. Forty Volkswagen Caddy 1.6-litre vans and 70 Volkswagen 2.3-litre LT vans will make up a large proportion of the department's fleet.

The move is part of a commitment by the city council to employ more environmentally-friendly initiatives, supporting Government policy on fuel and recommendations on low sulphur and particulate emissions. The conversions, carried out through Volkswagen's van centre network and costing £1,750 for the Caddy and £1,755 for the LT, will be part funded through a 75% grant from the Government-backed Powershift scheme.

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