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Auck­land Coun­cil is sav­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars by reshuf­fling its ve­hi­cle fleet. In the first half of 2018 coun­cil will sell 16 of its 822 cars, gen­er­at­ing about $247,000. Pur­chas­ing 13 new ve­hi­cles was also avoided through the re­de­ploy­ment of ex­ist­ing fleet ve­hi­cles, re­sult­ing in $325,000 in sav­ings. A new re­al­lo­ca­tion pol­icy will result in coun­cil’s gen­eral ve­hi­cle pool nearly dou­bling in size from 116 ve­hi­cles to 224, how­ever, the ex­act num­ber is yet to be fi­nalised. Almost 200 ve­hi­cles will be­come ded­i­cated to spe­cific roles rather than be­ing part of a pool al­lo­cated to a spe­cific busi­ness unit. Ad­di­tion­ally, a plan to re­place 50 cars with elec­tric ve­hi­cles (EVs) or plug-in hy­brids over the next three years is also in the works with Auck­land Trans­port.

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