Council launches first green fleet
Camden has become the first council in the UK to launch a fleet of vehicles powered entirely by renewable energy.
The 15-strong fleet operates on compressed biomethane gas, which reduces both CO2 and nitrogen dioxide emissions by 60%, when compared to fossil fuels.
The gas was produced from organic waste manufactured from a landfill site in Surrey.
The vans will be supported by a newly upgraded refuelling station at Camden Transport Service, in King's Cross.
Camden is also launching London's first free electric charging point for commercial vehicles, which generates some of its energy from the refuelling station's solar panels.
Camden Council's cabinet member for sustainability, councillor Angela Mason, said: "I am delighted to launch this innovative fleet.
"It is incredible to think that just one tonne of this special fuel can power a 44-tonne heavy goods vehicle for an entire week.
"With our new greener fleet and refuelling station opening up to the public, we will help to reduce air pollution and decrease the need for fossil fuels."
Camden will use the fleet to improve environmental performance in its vehicle fleet for; street environment, housing repairs, emergency callouts and parking services. Alison Brown