The ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is a free scheme that aims to help fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption & emissions and make cost savings.
Members are awarded an ECO Star rating when they first join - ranging from 1 Star to 5 Stars -based on an assessment of their current operational and environmental performance.
Any fleet of HGVs, buses, coaches, vans or taxis which is based in or operates regularly in locations where there is a local ECO Stars scheme can join.
West Lothian Council has now joined the ECO Stars scheme and with over 400 vehicles registered with the scheme including several electric vehicles.
Executive Councillor for the Environment, Tom Conn said: "Joining the ECO Stars scheme highlights the councils' commitment to improving efficiency and air quality in its operations.
Currently, the council operates 60 fully electric vehicles, making up 10% of its overall light vehicle fleet.
In addition to decarbonising its own vehicle fleet, the council has carried out work to install numerous electric vehicle charging points across the region which includes 14 accessible double outlet chargers for public use."
Bruce Robb Fleet Operations Manager for West Lothian Council said "Acceptance into the Eco Stars scheme will further support the Councils roadmap to decarbonise its fleet, it also provides us with a benchmark rating that will be subject to continual review in the coming years as the Council evolves to alternatively fuelled vehicles"
If you would like to join or would like more information head to the ECO Stars website