Automotive Leasing celebrates decade of success for GreenPlan ULEV project
Launched 10 years ago, the initiative provides cost-efficient Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) solutions to both public sector and not-for-profit fleets.
Since its launch in 2005, the project has seen Automotive Leasing work with 98 organisations to develop environmental solutions for their fleets, to encourage ULEV usage and to act as ULEV advocates.
These solutions include replacing fleets with newer, cleaner substitutes such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles, and implementing technologies to reduce emissions.
Amongst other initiatives, the GreenPlan project has encouraged a number of organisations to decrease vehicle idling, and to monitor and manage their driver behaviour. It has also worked closely with the Energy Savings Trust Scotland to provide educational programmes to drivers.
Since the GreenPlan launch, Automotive Leasing’s average carbon dioxide emissions on its fleet has fallen by 28%, to 128g/km. In addition, almost 10% of Automotive Leasing’s fleet has now fallen to 95g/km carbon dioxide.
LeasePlan UK has also improved its own carbon footprint through the introduction of a cost off-setting allowance to encourage the adoption of lower emission vehicles amongst its internal company fleet of more than 200 cars.
Oliver Boots, brand director at Automotive Leasing, said: “We are incredibly proud of the GreenPlan project and its success so far, and are delighted to have worked with so many organisations over the past 10 years to improve their carbon footprint.
“However, we know there is still a long way to go to increase the uptake of ULEV. We are committed to leading the charge in driving down vehicle emissions to encourage a healthier society and environment today, and for future generations. This project is still in its infancy, and we look forward to further increasing ULEV uptake, UK-wide, for both current and prospective clients over the coming years.”