Company car drivers reveal lack of concern about green matters
These are some of the findings from this year's RAC Report on Motoring, suggesting that drivers' desire to go green is not nearly as strong as many in the industry might think.
The report found that only just over a quarter (26%) say they will definitely consider a more environmentally-friendly model. For about half (53%), going for a greener vehicle is merely a "maybe" right now, while 73% want to see more Government incentives.
Around a third admitted to not caring about the emissions of their car, while nearly half (46%) won't be looking for a smaller vehicle when replacing their current car.
David Bizley, director of technical, RAC, said: 'While the views of company car drivers about environmental motoring are understandable, in that they clock up high mileage and often drive in city congestion, any company wanting to prove its green credentials may want to incentivise its workforce to select smaller and more environmentally friendly vehicles.'
As a result of the findings in this year's RAC Report on Motoring, the motoring organisation is calling for action that encourages motorists to drive vehicles that are more fuel efficient, safer and more reliable.