A fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles have been introduced in the City of Wanneroo in Western Australia, to further the City’s pledge for a reduction in carbon emissions and a greener future.
Two electric vehicles and eight hybrid vehicles have been added to the City’s fleet.
The City is also replacing diesel waste trucks with higher emission standard trucks and exploring hybrid and alternative fuel technologies for heavy vehicles; including hydrogen-powered and electric waste trucks.
This is needed because as the number of households in the City grows, so do the need for collection of general waste, recycling, bulk rubbish and bulk green waste.
City of Wanneroo Deputy Mayor Brett Treby said alternative fuel technologies were improving rapidly, ensuring a cleaner future for the community.
“We all have an obligation to make the effort to reduce our carbon footprint, and it’s important in local government to embrace and promote new technology wherever we can,” Deputy Mayor Treby said.
“The City is committed to a greener future and to creating a sustainable City that balances urban growth and the environment, while planning for climate change and managing waste and its impacts.
“The City’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy 2020-21 – 2025-26 sets out a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per bin serviced by 25 per cent by 2024-25.
“Changing the City’s waste trucks when they are due for replacement to lower emissions vehicles or alternate fuel technologies such as hydrogen-powered vehicles, has the potential to help the City achieve this target.”