Isle of Wight Council has acquired six new eco-friendly cars at around £17,000 each that will be used to support home workers based across the Island while helping the environment at the same time.
The Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion vehicles will be used by the workers for various parts of their everyday duties, such as visiting clients. They will also help staff reduce the need to use their own vehicles, while the council will save money through the cars being more fuel efficient.
It is estimated the cars will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 12,000kgs per year and they have been acquired as part of the council’s programme to improve the efficiency of its services.
Isle of Wight Council Cabinet member with responsibility for social care, Dawn Cousins, says the cars will make a big difference to support workers.
Currently, support workers use their own cars or public transport to visit clients across the Island. The six new eco-friendly pool cars will provide a very good alternative to this while also cutting down on emissions and fuel costs.
Peter Bingham, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet member for resources said
The council is looking at investing in further eco friendly pool cars across other services as well as part of its improvement programme which will benefit not only those particular services and staff, but also the people they help as well
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