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Biofuel credentials lead to further Hackney Council deal for Citroën

Hackney Council has renewed its van fleet with 250 new Citroën vans based on the vehicles’ ability to run on high-blend sustainable biofuel produced from waste.

Hackney Council Renews its Citroën LCV Fleet
Hackney Council Renews its Citroën LCV Fleet

The vehicles – comprising 150 Berlingo vans, 40 Dispatch vans, 20 Relay vans and 40 Relay cage-bodied tippers – replace an existing fleet of Citroën LCVs and will be used by departments including the Housing Division, Waste Services, Street Cleaning and Maintenance and the Parks Division.

“We chose the Citroën brand for our current and previous fleets because Citroën supports us in our use of sustainable biofuels from waste,” said Norman Harding, corporate fleet manager at Hackney Council. “We have a long history of operating sustainable biofuels from waste, predominantly in our HGV vehicles, but Citroën will warrant the use of 30% (B30) biofuel providing it meets the EN14214 quality standard, which our fuel does.”

As well as supporting the council’s biofuels strategy, the vehicles – which will be run for a minimum of five years – were chosen for their capacity, payload and value.

All of the new vans are equipped with load area ply lining with optional equipment including beacon bars, roof racks, pipe carriers and ‘Chapter 8’-compliant’ high visibility rear chevron markings, depending on the vehicle’s usage. In addition some tippers are fitted with beacons, tool boxes and tail lifts.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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