Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Celebrates award winning green fleet!

Posted on 25 Feb 2020

The National Park Authority has been nominated for several awards in recognition of the work it has been doing to go greener, replacing vehicles in its fleet with electric cars. Almost 50% of the Authority’s fleet is now electric.

Last week Kevin Booker, IT Systems and Fleet Officer attended Fleet World’s Great British Fleet Awards 2020, where Brecon Beacons National Park Authority came away with the award for ‘Financial Superstar – the financial wizard or team who has developed the cleverest and most innovative strategy for running a cost-efficient fleet.’

The awards were judged by Fleet World’s expert panel of editors and honour excellence in fleet management, and the products and services which support operators running safer, greener, more cost-effective fleets.

Before winning this award, the Authority were commended at the Green Fleet Awards, in the Public Sector Fleet of the Year (small to medium) and also highly commended at the Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards, for Electric vehicle hero.

Julian Atkins Chief Executive Said ‘I am very proud of the work that the Authority has been doing to become greener. A huge well-done to Kevin for all his work on greening our fleet and reducing our transport carbon footprint. We are setting an example to other local Authorities, not only by switching to electric cars, but by installing charging points and solar PV panels to meet some of our electricity needs too.  At our main Depot, for instance, the solar array we have installed has already generated 8.75 MWh of electricity in its first full year of operation which is enough to power one of our electric vehicles for 35,000 miles.”