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Addison Lee boosts Eco offering with acquisition of Climatecars

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Following the launch of Addison Lee Eco in February 2015, which added 350 state-of-the-art hybrid vehicles to the Addison Lee fleet, the purchase of Climate Cars further strengthens the company’s service offering for environmentally conscious customers across the Capital.

Joining Addison Lee’s existing fleet of 4,800 premium vehicles, Climatecars is one of the first car companies to offer a full service comprised entirely of environmentally friendly hybrid cars to over 650 companies and customers throughout Greater London.

The 115 cars, which run on a combination of petrol and electricity and result in significantly reduced emissions, will sit alongside Addison Lee’s corporate, VIP and international divisions and provide Addison Lee and Climatecars passengers with a greater choice of vehicle and service on the road.

Climatecars, which was formed in 2007, is Addison Lee’s second acquisition within the last month, following the purchase of Camden-based Cyclone VIP Cars & Couriers. The deal continues to bolster Addison Lee’s environmental credentials after the company was awarded the Green500 Diamond Award twice and voted Green Fleet Of The Year in both 2012 and 2013.

“We are very pleased to announce Addison Lee’s acquisition of Climate Cars. This deal will boost our Add Lee Eco offering, providing more variety for our passengers but with the same best-in-class experience they expect,” commented Liam Griffin, chief executive officer of Addison Lee.

“This comes in addition to the upgrades we’ve made to our App, the 4G Wi-Fi we’ve implemented into our vehicles and the new customer loyalty scheme we’ve just launched. All of which are designed to enhance the Addison Lee passenger service even further.”

“We are delighted with the deal with Addison Lee,” added Nicko Williamson, founder of Climatecars. “Their AddLee Eco service is in line with our original goal for Climate Cars, to push for mainstream adoption of hybrid & electric cars in the private hire sector."

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.