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Gloucestershire Police to have largest fully-electric fleet in country

Gloucestershire Police is set to have largest fully-electric police fleet in the country. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police is set to have largest fully-electric police fleet in the country.

The constabulary will see 75 fully-electric vehicles join it's fleet in the coming weeks.

The cars and vans will make up 21% of Gloucestershire's total vehicles, giving them the largest percentage of fully-electric vehicles of any force in the UK.

They aim to have 40% of their fleet fully-electric in the next four years.

None of the vehicles will be used as response vehicles. The majority will be used by local investigation teams.

It's hoped they will save 190 tonnes of Co2 per year.

They also expect that the new Nissan vehicles will save the force £138,000 in reduced fuel costs.

It's hoped they will save 190 tonnes of Co2 per year. Credit: Gloucestershire police

The move is part of a commitment by Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl to ‘A Green and Pleasant County’.

The aim is to ensure that Gloucestershire Constabulary operates in a way which is as 'responsible and sustainable' as possible.

They aim to have 40% of their fleet fully-electric in the next four years. Credit: Gloucestershire police

The purchase of these new vehicles is a huge step forward for the Constabulary to reduce its carbon and pollution, and meets part of my commitment to ‘A Green and Pleasant County’ that was outlined in my Police and Crime Plan. It’s a journey we’ve been on for five years and is part of a long-term commitment by my office to ensure our environment is considered at every opportunity.

The new fleet will save a considerable amount of Co2 and money, giving Gloucestershire a larger percentage of fully-electric vehicles in its fleet than any other force. I hope the constabulary will be able to build on this great work, and extend its electric fleet to 40 per cent within the next four years.

– Martin Surl, Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner