NHS Foundation Trust cuts grey fleet usage with car club
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has deployed a car club programme from Enterprise Car Club to cut emissions from business travel.
Manchester-based Christie Trust has initially taken four new Toyota Yaris hybrids as dedicated hourly rental vehicles, which are being used by the Christie At Home team, a group of eight nurses who work in shifts to visit cancer patients in the local community. Previously they used their own cars for business trips and claimed ‘grey fleet’ mileage reimbursement.
The move forms a key part of the Trust’s green travel plan to reduce the need for cars to be brought on-site and lower the emissions for business travel mileage.
The four car club vehicles have been taken on a pilot basis, with plans to expand the fleet to cover other staff at The Christie in the future.
Dan Gursel, managing director of Enterprise Car Club, said dedicated car clubs can be an excellent solution for public and private sector organisations looking to cut the costs and lack of control inherent to mileage reimbursement.
“They can help organisations save thousands of pounds, ensure employees drive regularly maintained and properly insured vehicles, and reduce their reliance on a process that can be admin-heavy for finance employees,” he added.