Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
The Committee received a report of theDirector of the Built Environment on the update on Cleansing and Waste Electric Vehicles.
The Committee was informed that the mobilisation of the contract has been a success. The Department is now working with the contractor to get the approval and ensure the fitness of the new electric vehicles. Previously Members were advised on the delay with the delivery of electric large refuse and sweeper vehicles with the contract but was further assured that there will no financial implication to the City of London as a result of the delay. Furthermore, Members were told that the new Electric Vehicles are being financed by the contractor as part of the Service Level Agreement with the City of London. Interim vehicles are being hired until the Electric Vehicles become available at no additional charge to the City of London.
Members were advised that the first of the Electric Vehicles would arrive on the 12 December 2019, with the rest following in January 2020. The Committee asked the Communications Team to ensure that once the Electric Vehicles arrive there is both internal and external publicities to be carried out.
A Member asked if the City of London has charging infrastructure in place. Members were told that charging infrastructure was installed and signed off by City Surveyors in September 2019 and additional charging points will be commissioned once the vehicles are delivered.
RESOLVED – Members are asked to note the report.