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Dualfuel limos join funeral fleet

FLEETS of specially coachbuilt liquefied petroleum gas/petrol vehicles have been delivered to a funeral services company. Nine Dualfuel Vauxhall Omegas have been delivered to Midlands Co-operative Funeral Service in Birmingham.

Coachbuilders Wilcox Limousines converted the models for the fleet, which will consist of hearses, limousines and adapted estate cars. The hearses are built on an extended Omega saloon body and are powered by a 2.0-litre engine, which switches from LPG to petrol. Vauxhalls make up 32% of the funeral service's 507-vehicle fleet.

Paul Babington, general manager of Midlands Co-operative Funeral Service, said: 'A large proportion of our work is in and around urban areas, so by using these LPG powered vehicles we are setting a good example and helping to reduce town and city pollution.'

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