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TransLinc delivers Citroen C1 hatchbacks to Rotherham Council

22nd February 2010 Print
Citroen C1s

Local authority fleet provider TransLinc has supplied 15 fuel-efficient diesel hatchbacks to Rotherham Council as part of its move away from grey fleet vehicle usage.

The Citroen C1 1.4HDi models will be used by the council’s domiciliary care teams and mean that employees will no longer be using their own cars, or short term hire vehicles, for work purposes. The new fleet also enables the council to operate a single fuel policy, monitor vehicle usage and maintenance more effectively, and cut operating costs.

Craig Simpson, Corporate Transport Manager at Rotherham Council, said: “Our carer teams had previously been using grey fleet and spot hire vehicles. We’ve now streamlined this fleet by providing our own vehicles.  The Citroen C1s are returning around 65mpg and 109g/km CO2 compared to around 39mpg and 163g/km for the spot hire vehicles they have replaced.

“Regular inspections and daily use checks also mean our drivers are protected and we know that they are driving a good, safe, well maintained vehicle.”

TransLinc has a seven-year contract with Rotherham Council and has so far delivered 450 vehicles, ranging from compact hatchbacks to 18-tonne commercial vehicles.

It is providing the Citroens on a three-year contract hire with maintenance agreement and each car is expected to cover around 15,000 miles per year.

The diesel Citroens will also contribute to council targets for a 2% cut in CO2 emissions year on year.

Stephen Tindall, Contract Manager at TransLinc, said: “This is an example of how TransLinc helps its customers to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs by supplying vehicles that are tailored to their needs. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Rotherham Council for many years to come.”

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Citroen C1s