Alphabet on track for milestone in new-car carbon emissions
The average CO2 rating of cars purchased by Alphabet up to June 2010 was 140.2g/km. By the end of the year, the company expects this figure to drop below 140g/km for the first time.
Alphabet says that it's constantly communicating the message that lower emissions equates to lower costs.
Alphabet director Mark Sinclair remarked: 'We've demonstrated time and again that fleets save much more money when they adopt CO2-driven whole-life cost policies rather than focusing solely on list prices or lease rentals.'
A growing number of Alphabet customers already limit company car drivers to cars emitting 140g/km of CO2 or less.
'The cars we supply today are 16% more efficient than those of five years ago. That means customers are spending less on fuel, in real terms, despite the huge increase in pump prices,' said Mr Sinclair.