The cost of keeping Ceredigion County Council’s fleet of vehicles moving has increased by over 40% in just five years, according to figures released by the County Council this week.
With a fleet of 270 vehicles (including Refuse Vehicles) rising fuel prices have had a significant impact on Council spending in recent years. In 2006/07, it cost just £573,178 to keep the Council’s vehicles on the road, yet in just five years the figures has risen dramatically to £812,817.
A spokesman for the Council said “ A couple of measures were being introduced to improve efficiency, including replacing 10 per cent of the fleet annually and introducing Plant-i’s on-board CANbus Telematics to aid the improvement of fuel consumption in the Refuse Vehicles”
Plant i work closely with many companies helping them reduce Co2 and increase MPG figures.