On Wednesday the 17th of March, Hammersmith & Fulham Council invited grounds maintenance contractor idverde to display some of the new electric-powered equipment that keeps H&F green spaces looking their best.
“Our parks and green spaces ensure a high quality of life for our residents and wildlife,” says Cllr Sharon Holder, H&F’s Cabinet Member for Strategy.
“These new electrical tools will support the vital work of our open spaces and will ensure we can continue to work towards a greener, more sustainable future.”
On display was a new, greener tractor, and road sweeper, two all-electrical ride-on small lawnmowers and an electric transport van. These new electrical vehicles and other power tools were required as part of the council’s new grounds maintenance contract.
The new five-year contract, which started last month, required the successful company to use a ‘green fleet’. Seventy-five per cent of the ground maintenance vehicles will be electric by the end of the year, along with all handheld tools, to improve air quality and fight climate change. The switch to electric power is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by 51 per cent.