Veolia brings its first electric sweepers to London

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Veolia has purchased its first UK electric sweepers for the London borough of Lambeth.

The five sweepers are predicted to save 78 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the environment every year, according to Veolia.

They were introduced following a trial which confirmed the sweepers worked just as well as diesel with the added bonus of zero emissions, less maintenance, lower noise output and a 70% reduction of water use.

Veolia has been trialling alternative fuel solutions since 2012 and is now looking to support its customers as London moves towards the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) targets being introduced in 2019.

Councillor Claire Holland, cabinet member for environment and clean air, said: “The new electrical vehicles are another step to make our services as environmentally friendly as possible.

“They are a welcome addition to other initiatives we have to improve air quality in the borough, such as discouraging idling and supporting residents to increase greenery on their streets as part of our innovative Freshview scheme.”

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