Public Sector Fleet of the Year (Medium to Large)

Awarding the UK public sector organisation with a fleet of more than 300 vehicles that can demonstrate a reduction in CO₂ and other pollutants through fuel efficiency programmes, green fleet management and driver awareness training.

2016 Winner

London Fire Brigade

This year the Brigade changed its diesel fleet of 66 ‘blue lighted’ pool cars to 52 range extender electric BMW i3 and five plug in hybrid cars, making it the largest i3 fleet in the UK. This has greatly reduced CO₂ emissions from 119g/km to 13g/km and NOx from 149mg/km to 2mg/km for the i3s. Telematics are also being introduced on all frontline vehicles.

Commended

Gateshead Council
Gateshead Council demonstrates a wide a range of carbon reduction initiatives across the fleet operation. It operates 10 electric transit vans, three electric cars and 12 hybrid tippers. Recent initiatives include speed limiting the fleet to 56mph and the recent purchase of five new refuse collection vehicles with Euro-6 engines. The Council is currently involved in research being carried out by the ZERE Project to help deliver a new class of range extended electric vehicles using hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Essex & Kent Police
Kent and Essex Police has a fleet of over 1,778 vehicles. The Transport team has already delivered over £3m in fleet savings alone and this year, with an additional £900k towards a 2018 fleet target of £2m. With senior officers’ car choice limited to vehicles with less than 120g/kg CO₂, several have opted for plug in electric vehicles. Telematics has achieved a reduction of five million corporate miles since 2013.

Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council’s work to date on road fleet alternatives has brought about the purchase of 43 Nissan e-NV200 vans and 5 CNG refuse trucks with pilot fuelling facility, plus additional CNG vans and hybrid diesels. The Council has also worked with the Association of Public Service Excellence to set up a fleet alternative fuel and compliance seminar for council staff and other public bodies, in order to provide information and awareness of the vehicle emissions in Leeds.

Fife Council
A council priority is the introduction of Green Hydrogen vehicles and refuelling stations. The Levenmouth Community Energy project has been delivered in partnership with Bright Green Hydrogen and Toshiba, which has integrated its sophisticated Hydrogen Energy Management control system. The project is aligned to the objectives of the Scottish government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund. Fleet Operations are converting five Ford Transits and two Mercedes Econic/Heil Farid refuse collection vehicles to run on diesel and green hydrogen.

South East Coast Ambulance Service
SECAmb has developed two new integrated patient transport system vehicles with improved ergonomics, resulting in decreased vehicle downtime. This can save 10 minutes per shift – in a system that deploys 330 shifts per day, this equates to £1.2m of time saved per year. Part funded by OLEV, 15 Mitsubishi Outlander response vehicles have been introduced, five of which are fitted with solar panels.


2015 Winner

Dundee City Council

The winner of this years’ award has implemented rev-limiting technology, stop-start, driver training and vehicle downsizing to reduce CO₂, but the biggest impact has come from a massive investment in electric vehicles.

Commended

South East Coast Ambulance Service
Gateshead Council
Fife Council
Wiltshire Council
Dundee City Council