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Fleet Alliance adds more ULEVs to in-house fleet choice list

Leasing and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance has expanded the fleet choice list for its own staff to include a greater range of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs).

Fleet Alliance charging point at Glasgow offices

Fleet Alliance has provided two free-to-use charging points at its Glasgow offices

The expanded ULEV choice – which sees the Lexus CT200h, the Toyota Prius and the Nissan LEAF join the existing line-up – forms part of the company’s commitment to encouraging green motoring wherever possible. This has seen a carbon reduction of 15.16 billion grams of CO2 across its client fleet of more than 18,400 vehicles since 2008 – the equivalent of taking 3,500 cars off the road.

Last year, Fleet Alliance saw carbon emissions fall to an all-time low of 119g/km per vehicle for all new cars ordered across its managed fleet, as corporate customers increasingly followed its advice to ‘go green’.

A total of 25% of all new cars ordered last year on the Fleet Alliance vehicle fleet were sub-100g/km of CO2, compared with 16% in 2014. And to help continue the green momentum, Fleet Alliance has set a new benchmark to increase this figure to 30% by the end of this year.

The extension of the company car policy is one of a number of new initiatives aimed at carrying on the green impetus and taking the campaign still further.

At the same time, Fleet Alliance has provided two free-to-use electric car charging points in the car park at its new offices, Skypark, just outside Glasgow city centre. Skypark landlords have paid for the installation while Fleet Alliance is paying the ongoing electricity charges.

Fleet Alliance managing director Martin Brown commented: “We are very committed to pursuing a green agenda here at Fleet Alliance, and thought that one way of demonstrating that commitment would be to extend our company car policy for our own staff to give them a greater and wider green choice.

“We are also hugely encouraged that the advice that we have been offering to our clients for the last two or three years has been increasingly heeded, as carbon emissions are falling markedly across our whole fleet and the number of sub 100g/km vehicles is steadily growing.

“This has the effect of not only cutting our clients’ carbon footprints but reducing their and their drivers’ tax and fuel bills at the same time, so it’s a ‘win-win’ situation for all parties,” he added.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.