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Businesses urged to implement car-sharing schemes among staff to help environment

The call comes from Fleet Evolution, which says that such schemes can also help cut congestion.

The specialist in salary sacrifice schemes says it’s built a strong reputation for its eco-friendly solutions and commitment to the environment. Now, its fleet experts are highlighting estimates that over 10 million empty cars travel Britain’s roads each day, with as many as 38 million empty seats in cars during rush hour.

Fleet Evolution added that many companies already have car-sharing schemes that allow employees to arrange transportation to and from the workplace. If half of the UK’s motorists received a lift to work just one day out of the five-day working week, it’s estimated that congestion could be reduced by 10%, and traffic jams could be reduced by a fifth.

Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, commented: “Car sharing is a great way to reduce the number of cars on the roads, which means less pollution. With less cars out and about, the roads also become less congested, which means fewer traffic jams and faster journeys – even better news for the environment!”

He continued: “We can offer advice for businesses that are trying to start their own car-sharing system with employees, whether they’re using company cars or personal vehicles. Our expertise in the fleet management realm puts us in the perfect position to assist our clients on this, and introducing the car-sharing schemes could offer a myriad of benefits for businesses.”

Fleet Evolution added that if a business won’t implement a formal car-sharing scheme, employees can create an informal set-up of their own, sharing vehicles with other local staff and taking it in turns to drive.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.