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A first for Farnham

Six men in front of electric vehicle.

Representatives from the suppliers of Farnham Town Council’s new electric hybrid vehicle have visited Farnham to see the vehicle in action.

Farnham Town Council is the first council in the country to have ordered a Goupil hybrid electric utility vehicle, which was supplied by Dorset-based Locators. The new vehicle is fully operational and is being used to reach parts of the town’s cemeteries and allotments, which are only usually accessible on foot. The tipper-style truck allows for the easy transportation of materials needed for repairs and maintenance as well as bulky items such as gazebos, chairs and equipment for outdoor events.

To highlight the work of Farnham Town Council, the main body of the vehicle has been wrapped in vinyl, which has been overprinted with photos illustrating the range of services supported by the vehicle. The vinyl wrapping was carried out by specialists City Dressing.

Both representatives from City Dressing and Locators were impressed by what they saw. Symon McDowell Regional Sales Manager at Locators said he thought the vinyl wrapping was ‘very effective’ and Ian Hearsey Production Manager at City Dressing expressed his surprise at the compactness of the vehicle.

The vehicle combines an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. As well as being environmentally friendly, it is also very cost effective as it is exempt from road tax and uses very little fuel.

Caption: Left to right – Michal Lagiewka and Kevin Taitt from Farnham Town Council; Ian Hearsey, City Dressing; Cllr Stephen Hill; Symon McDowell, Locators and Cllr John Ward.

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