Dundee City Council has reduced fleet emissions by 30% since adding 30 electric Peugeot iON vehicles to its fleet.
As part of an ongoing 30 year partnership, Dundee City Council took the decision to contract 30 zero emission Peugeot iONs for its latest fleet purchase in 2012. Since driving the all-electric vehicles, the business has significantly reduced its car maintenance costs by a considerable 30% and has also saved £36,750 on fuel costs.
Dundee City Council was recently named Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year at the much coveted Low Carbon Champions Awards ceremony.
The Peugeot iON cars are currently used by up to 300 drivers from the corporate, health and social teams and have now become synonymous with the delivery of services to the elderly in the city of Dundee.
Fraser Crichton, assistant corporate fleet manager at Dundee City Council, said: “After making an active decision to look into electric vehicles, Peugeot has exceeded expectations from the outset. The eco-friendly iON has been integral towards meeting our environmental targets, while proving fantastic value-for-money.”
Neil Hunter, corporate account manager at Peugeot, said: “Peugeot strives to ensure our fleet partners have a viable avenue to meet corporate social responsibility targets and Dundee City Council is really setting the standard when it comes to EV fleet usage.
“The UK is now the world’s third largest plug-in vehicle market and the Peugeot iON is price competitive - having recently been recognised as the most affordable electric car on the market – following a product specification and price realignment initiative, made even more advantageous particularly when businesses are eligible for the Government Plug In Car Grant.”
Dundee City Council environment convener, Cllr Craig Melville said: "The city is ahead of the game when it comes to the use of low emission vehicles. The council has recently installed an infrastructure for charging the EV vehicles to support the sustainable activity.”