Cr Osborne notches up a gear his campaign for a green Council fleet

Cr Michael Osborne today has called on Lord Mayor John Tate to show leadership and replace his petrol-guzzling V8 with a petrol-electric hybrid vehicle.

“The September 2008 Council resolution to make the Council vehicle fleet more sustainable specifically included the Lord Mayor’s vehicle and staff pool vehicles,” Cr Osborne said.

“When the Lord Mayor’s vehicle comes up for replacement, which is probably overdue, I would hope that he will show leadership and opt for an electric hybrid car,” Cr Osborne said.

“If the Lord Mayor chose a Toyota Prius that would save more than $30,000 on Council’s fuel bill and an extra 31 tonnes of CO2 pollution to the atmosphere, over five years,” Cr Osborne said.

“Even if the Lord Mayor chose a Toyota Camry Petrol-Electric Hybrid that would be a saving of more than $24,000 to Council’s fuel bill and an extra 23 tonnes of CO2 pollution to the atmosphere, over five years,” Cr Osborne said.

“I will continue to campaign to make the Council vehicle fleet the most fuel efficient possible with the lowest life-cycle costs,” Cr Osborne said.

Vehicle

Greenhouse rating
(out of 10)

Estimated annual fuel cost

Estimated annual tonnes of CO2 pollution

5 year saving if purchase was Toyota Prius

Fuel cost

CO2

Toyota Prius

9

$1,755

2.7

Toyota Camry Hybrid

7.5

$3,105

4.3

$6,750

8

Totyota Calais V8

4

$7,920

8.9

$30,825

31

Based on Federal Government Green Vehicle Guide, 30000km/yr, petrol at $1.50/L and Urban fuel efficiency

Note if Toyota Camry Hybrid was chosen instead of Toyota Prius, the savings would be $24,075 and 23 tonnes of CO2

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