Council scoops two accolades at GreenFleet awards

ABERDEEN City Council has scooped top awards at the annual GreenFleet presentation ceremony.

The accolades include public sector fleet of the year (medium to large) and a commendation to William Whyte, a public sector fleet manager of the year.

The event recognises clean fleet innovation. The public sector fleet of the year award championed the local authority’s work to replace older vehicles with an increased number of electric and hydrogen vehicles.

In the last two years, the council’s fleet department has replaced 215 vans, 20 refuse trucks, 12 other HGVs, and plant equipment for grounds and environmental services. This means there is improved performance and reduced internal costs as a result.

Aberdeen City Council hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, said, “Well done to everyone in our fleet services for this award which is a fantastic accolade for their hard work.”

The council’s fleet manager, Willie Whyte, added, “The support and investment of Aberdeen City Council has enabled fleet services to increase our range of electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles as well as other innovations to help reduce our carbon footprint.

“This award is for the entire fleet team and for the people using the vehicles as their support and enthusiasm for the new technologies has helped us to win these prestigious awards – it’s a very proud moment for everyone.”