Green energy fuelling green action around the world


Across Australia, we’re seeing government and business respond to climate change.

The Australian Government has stepped up its action to tackle the climate crisis as part of our country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement. It has committed to a new national emission reduction target of 43% below 2005 levels by 2030, which is an increase of 15 percentage points on previous commitments.

Playing a significant local role in getting to net zero

Local government in Australia can and does contribute significantly to overall government emissions reduction targets. Highly visible in their communities, the actions of a local government utilising green energy can also contribute to a positive reputation among its constituents.

Recent findings from energy efficiency consultancy, 100% Renewables, show that one in six Australian local councils have adopted a net zero target. Ten, including Maroondah City Council in Victoria and the City of Brisbane, are already carbon neutral.

Transitioning to electric maintenance vehicles around the globe

Looking internationally, many countries are seeing their local governments invest in electric maintenance vehicles.

Papeete, in French Polynesia, uses 100% electric street sweepers in keeping with its environmental protection values.

In Belgium, the Kruibeke Municipality has converted its ageing street sweeping fleet to electric vehicles.

In the Cities of Naples and Noicattaro in Puglia, Italy, they’re also using 100% electric street sweepers. Leading Italian cleaning services provider, Serit, which operates throughout the province of Verona, has a 100% electric fleet.

In Birmingham in the UK, they’re using a range of electric street sweepers. Also in the UK, Westminster City Council is cleaning

London’s West End with a 100% electric fleet of street cleaning vehicles.

Oslo in Norway has added 100% electric street sweepers to their fleet to meet their emissions reduction targets.

The City of Mountain Brook in Alabama, USA, has switched to 100% electric mowers, leaf blowers and other outdoor maintenance equipment and saw an immediate drop in noise complaints. And because of the quietness of the machines, their outdoor maintenance crew can also get started early before the heat of the day kicks in during summer.

Green technology that’s now available is dependable. It’s been tried, tested and proven to work efficiently, by leading councils around the world who have adopted this technology to achieve their net zero targets sooner.

Adding electric maintenance vehicles to your fleet

Add proven electric maintenance vehicles to your fleet and reduce your emissions. Talk to EcoTeq, Australia’s first zero-emission, 100% electric maintenance equipment supplier. From mowers to street cleaners, they specialise in 100% battery-powered equipment including commercial mowers, street sweepers, pavement washers and litter collection vacuums. They will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your net-zero targets.

View the range of 100% electric maintenance vehicles at or call 1800 100 150.

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