Nottingham City Council has the ambition to become the first carbon neutral city in the country with a target of 2028. The City Council is also known as a forerunner in the transition to electric vehicles.
Driven by this ambition and as part of the organisation’s overall transport policy, the council were awarded funding through Interreg Europe with a contribution from Innovate UK, to transform the main municipal depot at Eastcroft just outside the city centre.
The depot is home to a fleet of 250 electric fleet vehicles including six new electric bin lorries, as well as being the main waste disposal depot with an incinerator and recycling on site. The aim of the project was to transform the site’s energy use through the introduction of new technologies – all with the aim of reducing carbon and energy costs.