No reason why all police forces cannot move towards a greener fleet
On 18 November the Prime Minister outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Reacting to the announcement Martin Surl, APCC lead for the Environment and Sustainability said:
“I welcome the Government’s initiative along with the challenge it presents.
“It is important the public sector takes the lead, and policing is increasingly recognising the critical role it has to play and the opportunities to make progress. The APCC is currently working, for example, with all fleet managers who procure police vehicles in England and Wales through the newly formed BlueLight Commercial organisation.
“With the right Government support in providing the necessary infrastructure, there is no technological reason why all police forces cannot move towards a greener fleet. In my own force area of Gloucestershire, for example, 20% of our vehicles are already electric.”