April 13, 2024

Electric power is boosting a service designed to help people of all ages live their lives to the fullest.

Denbighshire County Council’s Equipment Service has taken delivery of two Fiat e-Doblo electric vans.

The service provides equipment to Social Services and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for people in Denbighshire to help them maintain their health and independence.

These items can range from simple aids for daily living to more complex equipment that supports people in staying at their homes for longer.

Items the service can provide include raised toilet seats, toilet frames, shower chairs, perching stools, kitchen trolleys, commodes and shower stools

The new electric powered vehicles will be used to transport the equipment to provide support to residents across Denbighshire for carrying on with their daily lives.

They have been introduced by the Council’s Fleet department to appropriately replace older diesel vehicles that have come to the end of their lifespan.

The two vans will produce less impact on the environment with zero tailpipe emissions and in the long term be more cost effective to maintain than fossil fuel powered vehicles.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “The Council is working very hard to reduce our fleet’s carbon footprint by replacing fossil fuel powered vehicles with greener alternative vehicles if appropriate for the service’s transportation needs.

“It’s great the service is running these vehicles now as it will ultimately see their carbon emissions reduce with the important mileage they do to move this vital equipment around the county.”