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Westronics takes first step to LPG-only fleet

SECURITY and fire systems specialist Westronics is moving to environmentally-friendly liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) power after receiving its first batch of Vauxhall Dualfuel Vectras.

And the company plans to operate a wholly LPG fleet as its vehicles come up for renewal.

The 1.8-litre LS Vectras from the Dualfuel range, which can operate on both petrol and LPG, will be driven by sales and management staff at the Reading-based firm. Westronics operates a fleet of 50 vehicles, mostly comprising Astravans for installation engineers, with about a dozen cars which are either new Vectras or Astra estates.

The vehicles are funded via contract hire provided by Vauxhall Masterhire on three- year/90,000-mile contracts, while its vans are outright purchased and normally operated for about 100,000 miles before disposal.

Graham Miller, managing director of Westronics, said: 'We plan to change all our vehicles to LPG as they come up for renewal for reasons of economy and tax efficiency for our drivers.

'We see ourselves as an environmentally-aware firm and welcome the cleaner emissions of LPG vehicles.'

Six new Dualfuel Astras and three Astra estates were supplied by Vauxhall dealer Inchcape of Reading.

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