Sandy City Council goes electric with an eco-friendly truck
Sandy City Council has invested in an eco-friendly truck as it takes action to reduce carbon emissions before 2030.
Underlining its commitment to the environment and completing one of the actions of its environmental plan, Sandy City Council has confirmed the purchase of a new electric utility vehicle to replace a diesel truck that is nearing the end of its life.
After several months of research and several successful demonstrations, the council agreed that the new eco-friendly, efficient and long-range all-electric truck would provide a versatile solution for maintaining the council’s town and green spaces.
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The town’s mayor, Cllr Pettitt, said: ‘With 2030 in mind, I warmly welcome the decision taken by council.
“This compact, all-electric, zero-CO2 vehicle will give our outdoor crew greater flexibility in how they work around town, given its compact design and off-road capabilities, especially in the Cemetery, Recreation and Amenity Areas and the Pinnacle and Sand Hills.
“The battery will last enough for a full day’s work and can be used as a power source for additional portable rechargeable equipment such as electric saws and brushcutters, thereby reducing and eventually eliminating our carbon footprint.”
The new vehicle will be in service this summer and the council says it marks an important step in its ‘commitment to improving Sandy’s environment’ and ‘wherever possible to consider environmentally friendly options in its take of decision”.