Subiaco switches to zero carbon vehicle fleet

497378pa (L-R): Ranger Charlie Smith, CEO Rochelle Lavery, Mayor Penny Taylor and Ranger Robyn Browne.
497378pa (L-R): Ranger Charlie Smith, CEO Rochelle Lavery, Mayor Penny Taylor and Ranger Robyn Browne.

ABOUT $198,000 was spent by the City of Subiaco to replace its existing standard cars with a zero carbon vehicle fleet.

The new vehicles will save the City more than $20,000 in fuel costs in 2020 and reduce carbon emissions by 59 tonnes.

The City bought four Nissan Leaf electric vehicles and one Toyota Corolla hybrid vehicle.

A further $96,000 was also spent for three additional hybrid vehicles due for delivery in January.

“Transitioning the City’s vehicles to electric and hybrid options not only reduces our carbon emissions, which we know is important to our community, but also gives ratepayers better value for money,” chief executive Rochelle Lavery said.

“The purchase of these vehicles demonstrates our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment while remaining cost effective.”

The City had two low emission hybrid vehicles – a Camry and Corolla – in its light fleet before these purchases, and had an earlier model Nissan Leaf three years ago.