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Can you name our new electric road sweeper?

Published: Thursday, 5 May, 2022

This week our new electric road sweeper has taken to the streets of Stroud district – and we now need your help to give it a name of its own.

As part of the Council’s 2030 plans, the new road sweeper will save the council more than eight tonnes of carbon per year.  That is the equivalent of nearly 30 flights from Heathrow to Malaga.

Council Leader Doina Cornell said the new vehicle is a welcome addition to the fleet. “We are constantly trying to find new ways of reducing our carbon footprint and this is a very simple win,” she said.

“We already have eight EVs and five hybrids in our fleet and we aim to increase this as we replace them.  This road sweeper is the first of our larger vehicles to go green.

“What makes this one even more special is that even its wrapping is PVC-free.”

The vehicle will be run by the council’s service provider Ubico, which has been working hard towards the 2030 agenda.

Head of Fleet Operations for Ubico, Ian Bourton, said they are proud to get the vehicle out and about.

“This is an exciting time for Ubico as we continue to support all our shareholder councils in their drive to achieve net zero carbon”.

“Reducing the CO2 in the atmosphere and improving the local air quality is a win win for both Stroud District Council and its residents”

As this is the first of its kind in the district, the Council is asking its communities what it should be called. Have your say on the Council’s social media channels or on the website until 9pm on Friday 20 May 2022.  Please leave the name and the reason why it should be called that and Cllr Cornell and SDC Environment Committee Chair, Councillor Chloe Turner will choose the winner

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One of the new Council Plan’s top priorities is protecting our environment and leading the district to carbon neutrality in 2030.

“The council is committed to helping the whole district become carbon neutral by 2030 and this is just one small but significant step towards doing that,” said Cllr Turner.

“I look forward to seeing the suggestions for a name for our new roadsweeper.”

Enter the competition here and have your say on what our new EV should be called!

 

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