The electric vehicles will contribute to a reduction carbon dioxide nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter emissions, and operate more quietly than their diesel predecessors.

The senior contract manager for Veolia Brent, Gisela Endres, said: ‘Upgrading our fleet with electric vehicles plays a vital role in helping us determine the most efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering sustainable services to Brent residents on behalf of their council.’

Brent’s cabinet member for environment, infrastructure and climate action, Krupa Sheth, said: ‘It was really exciting to see our contractor's new electric fleet of vehicles that will be used to keep Brent clean and green.

‘Electric vehicles are a key component of our ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, that is why we are installing high amounts of electric vehicle charging points across the borough and transitioning to electric fleets of vehicles where possible.’

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