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Leeds Teaching Hospitals gets first electric vehicle

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals has deployed its first EV on the 30-strong vehicle fleet following successful trials.

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(L-R) Sean Dodsworth, Terry Pycroft, Libby Moss and Dave Taylor from Leeds City Council with the new vehicle.

The Nissan e-NV200 van will be put to use for a range of tasks, including delivering post and small goods around the different hospital sites in the city, and is one of six vehicles supplied by Leeds City Council to the Trust, the remaining five of which are diesel.

Chris Ayres, head of facilities, said: “The new van is the first step in our aim to have 20% of our fleet electric by 2018 and we hope to continue to increase our charging points and the fleet. It’s great to be working in partnership with Leeds City Council and this enables us to contribute to the overall aim for Leeds to be a low sulphur city by 2020.”

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