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Police force swaps to electric vehicles

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has switched to running two electric vehicles.

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Andrew Charles, transport services officer at Avon & Somerset Constabulary with the force’s LEAFs.

The two Nissan LEAFs were supplied by Wessex Garages on Hayes Way at Cribbs Causeway and are being deployed for general purpose use around Bristol.

Hannah Watts, sustainability manager at Avon and Somerset Constabulary, said: “Trying to reduce the impact we have on the environment is important to Avon and Somerset police, so we’re working hard to cut the amount of fuel our cars use where we can.

“Policing is much more than responding to 999 calls and there’s definitely a place for electric vehicles in our fleet. We’ve already trialled a Nissan Leaf with one of our neighbourhood teams in Bristol and the feedback from officers was really positive.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.