Briggs & Forrester cuts eco impact with greener vehicles
Building services specialist Briggs & Forrester is to make a significant carbon saving by only deploying greener vehicles under a new agreement with Lex Autolease.
The group runs a mixed car and van fleet and is to convert its existing fleet to battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and full hybrids to employees, working in partnership with Lex.
As a result, it will make an initial saving of 1,702 tonnes of carbon per annum, which will improve year on year.
Briggs & Forrester said that it signed up Lex Autolease as the leasing and fleet management giant was able to offer the best available mix of manufacturers and vehicles to provide improved running costs and the added benefit of lower carbon emissions.
Paul Burton, group CEO said: “We are proud to have partnered with Lex Autolease to offer our staff a wide range of electric and hybrid vehicles that will help to reduce our environmental impact. We have been working to improve our company fleet for some time and are proud that we have been able to launch this year. We have installed charging points at our head office with the aim to roll this out to our 10 regional offices across the UK.”
Dan Faulkner, corporate business development manager at Lex Autolease, added: “We’ve seen many businesses explore the option of adding EVs to their policies in recent years – a move that will help reduce carbon footprint while also achieving significant cost reductions. The Government’s recent announcement to bring forward the ban on ICE vehicles will no doubt fuel the switch for many.
“2030 will come around particularly quickly for businesses with large fleets of traditionally-fuelled cars and vans. Briggs & Forrester were ahead of the game, and we’ve been able to work with them to develop a solution that ensures their drivers have access to green vehicles that suit their needs.”