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University aims to cut costs with dual-fuel pool car fleet

ANGLIA Polytechnic University has replaced its fleet of diesel pool cars with 10 new dual-fuel vehicles in an effort to save £12,000 per year on fuel costs. The cars, all supplied by Daewoo, run on petrol and LPG and will each cover 15,000 miles every year.

The university, with sites in Chelmsford and Cambridge, is leasing four Nubira estates, five Lanos hatchbacks and a Tacuma MPV through Cambridge-based firm Guards Leasing and Finance.

Chris Hackett, director of procurement at APU, said: 'We wanted to find new pool cars which represented value-for- money and deliver green benefits.'

Hackett negotiated a deal with Essex County Council and Cambridge City Council to use their bunkered LPG filling stations as a temporary stop-gap until more LPG pumps appear on local forecourts.

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