Low emissions HGVs

Supporting the decarbonisation of Dundee City Councils fleet

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Low emissions HGVs

As part of Urban Foresight’s ongoing support for Dundee City Council, we have been supporting a project aimed at increasing the low emission HGVs in the council’s fleet.  

The project focused on the introduction of large electric vehicles into the Dundee City Council fleet and supporting infrastructure.

The initial plan was to replace several current HGV’s used by the Council with electric versions (two electric refuse collection vehicles, two electric minibuses and a large electric street sweeper) as well as install the infrastructure necessary to deploy them. This plan was developed to include another 6 large electric HGVs. 

Working with Dundee City Engineers, a plan for one of the major depots was developed to deliver a comprehensive infrastructure for HGVs that would support the large-scale adoption of electric HGVs into the fleet.

This project builds on Urban Foresight’s work to support Dundee City Council in their ambitions to have a 100 per cent electric fleet for cars, small vans, and medium vans ahead of the Scottish Government’s 2025 target for public sector fleets.

With Urban Foresights support, over 20 per cent of the city’s taxi fleet is electric, adding to the largest fleet of electric vehicles of any local authority in the UK.