Newcastle City Council have had their green thumbs working overdrive these past few weeks. First announcing a tender to add solar farm to Greenhills waste management and now the first of 3 electric vehicles to the Waste Management team. What's next? electric powered Garbage trucks?
Newcastle City Council's drive for a greener future has reached a new milestone with the introduction of a hybrid-electric vehicle to the city's waste management fleet.
The Toyota Corolla hybrid, the first of three expected to join the fleet this year, will help waste coordinators save around 4,000 litres of fuel and eight tonnes of carbon emissions (per car over 100,000kms ) on rounds repairing bins and liaising with residents.
Following a range of energy-saving measures by council and its embrace of renewables, the move to hybrids presages a future in which quieter, vastly more efficient electric garbage trucks service the city. READ MORE