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VIP transport fleet replacement

VIP transport fleet replacement

The Department of Internal Affairs announced today that it will be replacing 32 of its fleet of 34 VIP vehicles with new BMW 730Lds.

The vehicle selection is the result of a robust tendering process managed independently by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment as part of their All of Government Vehicles procurement process.

Nine vehicles were submitted for evaluation through the tender process. Of the vehicles that met the operational requirements the BMW 730Ld has the lowest total cost of ownership.

Benefits include increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions than the existing fleet.

Ministerial vehicles are used for the Prime Minister and Ministers of the Crown, the Leader of the Opposition, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, visiting dignitaries including Heads of State, the Judiciary, and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

The current fleet was scheduled for replacement this year following the expiration of its extended warranty. The new cars will be progressively introduced from December.

Two vehicles of the existing fleet will be retained and the rest disposed of in the best way to maximise their resale value.

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