City of London Bans Purchase of New Diesel Vehicles
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“The City of London Corporation has banned the purchase or hire of diesel vehicles for its business. The public authority, which has a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, announced on Friday it will now no longer lease or purchase diesel models when older models need replacing.
Chris Bell, head of procurement at the City of London Corporation, said the move underlined how the organisation takes air quality ‘extremely seriously’.
‘This agreement is a major step forward in our drive to protect the millions of London tourists, workers and residents from air pollution,’ he said in a statement. ‘We are taking responsibility for the cleanliness of our fleet and encouraging the use of low and zero emission vehicles with our partners.’ “