Mayo County Council have recently purchased two Citroen Berlingos replacing old petrol and diesel vehicles. These are intended to be the first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles was launched on Wednesday, January 30, by the Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, at Aras an Chontae, Castlebar.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hynes said he was proud of the County Council for taking this step towards a greener future; “When we talk about Mayo and the organisation we are trying to build here, Sustainable, Inclusive, Prosperous and Proud. Well today I am proud that we are moving on to the next phase of the transformation of this organisation to being more energy efficient, greener, more environmentally aware and more environmentally friendly.
“The role that we would like to see this organisation take is one of leadership, we don’t want to be following other people, we want to be green and we want to be seen to be green as it is an important aspect of our future in a whole lot of areas including Tourism and food production. Whatever it is we are doing, Green is going to be a big part of the future of this county.
“Well done to Martin Keating and all the team in Environment, as well as everybody else who had a hand in getting this project off the ground and over the line.”