Environmental chief Bob Pick, who put the plan together with fleet manager Paul Milliship, said: 'As far as I am concerned the best environmental policy is operating one less car. In addition to concentrating on the fleet side I am trying to make it fun and exciting for our staff to use other means of transport than their cars. We are looking at using scooters and bikes now.'
Most of the vehicles on the fleet, which is supplied by leasing company TLS, are diesels which run on city diesel but the authority is constantly looking at clean fuels and has its own LPG refuelling site. A driver training group has been set up to improve driving standards and fuel efficiency.