Chris Coombes, deputy chief fire officer, said: 'We are delighted with the service from Autogas. We were interested in LPG for its price benefits but also as part of our commitment to the environment.' The brigade mechanics have been trained to service the LPG fleet which will be expanded to 32 by the end of the month.
Under a deal with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council Flogas Autogas installed four 2,000-litre liquefied petroleum gas refuelling on two sites. The council operates a fleet of 360 vehicles including 56 LPG Daihatsu Hijet vans used by the direct services department and 10 Citroen electric vans which are used to deliver meals on wheels. The remainder of the fleet, which is owned by the council, operates on ultra-low sulphur diesel.
Flogas also signed a deal with the Royal Parks for three refuelling tanks at Regents Park, Hyde Park and Richmond Park. The Royal Parks, which leases its vehicles, operates a fleet of 40 LPG vehicles consisting of Vauxhall Astras, Transit vans and Subaru Imprezas for its parks constabulary and other staff.