Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheltenham Borough Council

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Dear Cheltenham Borough Council,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the Council and the number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Internet - Customer Relations, Cheltenham Borough Council

Dear Nick,

The information that the Council holds in relation to your freedom of
information request ref 1337 is below:

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated
by the Council and the number of occasions any of these vehicles
has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing
during each of the last two years.

The Council has a total diesel fleet of 63 vehicles which are a mixture
of leased and owned. They are refuelled in-house using dedicated fuel
keys and none have ever been incorrectly refuelled with petrol.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the
mis-fuelling events.

N/A

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company
please provide the name of the leasing company.

Alliance and Leicester
Bank of Scotland
SG Equipment Finance
Societe Generale

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Yours sincerely

Emily Adams
Customer Relations and Research Officer
Room 9, Ground Floor
Municipal Offices
Cheltenham Borough Council
Tel 01242 774931
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Emily Adams, Cheltenham Borough Council

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