Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Cambridgeshire County 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

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Panchaud

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 827373

Thank you for your email of 16 September 2010 in which you requested
information about the mis-fuelling of motor vehicles.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information
Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims
to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance, by
14 October 2010.

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Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance Officer

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Dear Mr Panchaud

Please find our response to your Foi request attached.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Smith
Information Governance Officer

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