The Toyota bZ4X has taken on its first blue light public service role, joining the fleet of one of London’s busiest parks police teams.
The all-electric SUV response car is based in Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is fully liveried vehicle and now patrolling more than 28 parks, open spaces and cemeteries across the borough.
The Toyota’s environmental credentials were a prime consideration, the bZ4X producing no tailpipe emissions from its battery electric powertrain. Previously, the Parks Police used a diesel-powered car. The bZ4X also met the size requirements for the job, being able to manoeuvre comfortably through gateways and along routes in the borough’s public parks and it has all the load space necessary to carry the team’s kit and equipment.
Councillor Emma Will, Lead Member for Parks and Leisure for the borough said, ”We are committed to becoming a greener borough and being net zero as a Council by 2030 and the new car for Parks Police is another step in the right direction. All our vehicles in our parks are now electric and we’re looking to expand our fleet elsewhere. Toyota has worked closely with our Parks Police team to ensure we got exactly what we needed.”
The police team has accessed the vehicle through Toyota’s KINTO Leasing and Vehicle Management business.
Neil Broad, General Manager Toyota One Fleet Services added, “With its high quality, versatility and strong environmental credentials, we’re confident the bZ4X will prove its worth with the borough’s parks police and with many other public service fleet customers in the future.”
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