Hackney Council sticks with Citro├źn for new van fleet

Hackney Council

Hackney Council has updated it fleet with 250 new Citroën vans, to replace its exiting Citroën fleet.  

The London-based authority has taken delivery of 150 Berlingo vans, 40 Dispatch vans, 20 Relay vans and 40 Relay cage-bodies tippers.

All of the new vans are equipped with load area ply lining and selected optional equipment, according to each vehicle’s allocated use. Van equipment options include beacon bars, roof racks, pipe carriers and ‘Chapter 8’-compliant’ high visibility rear chevron markings, while some tippers are fitted with beacons, tool boxes and tail lifts.

The main council departmental users include Hackney’s Housing Division, which provides property maintenance services for the authority’s property portfolio; Waste Services, which deals with recycling, Street Cleaning and Maintenance and the Parks Division for ground maintenance, as well as a raft of smaller departments.

“We chose the Citroën brand for our current and previous fleets because Citroën supports us in our use of sustainable biofuels from waste”, explains Norman Harding, corporate fleet manager at Hackney Council.

“We have a long history of operating sustainable biofuels from waste, predominantly in our HGV vehicles, but Citroën will warrant the use of 30% (B30) biofuel providing it meets the EN14214 quality standard, which our fuel does.”

The new Euro-6 compliant fleet will be operated for a minimum of five years and will bring Hackney Council’s entire fleet closer to meeting the requirements of the forthcoming London Ultra Low Emission Zone criteria.

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