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Salary sacrifice schemes slash fleet CO2 emissions by 42%

The salary sacrifice specialist announced the surprising figures after analysing a sample of 100 cars delivered to a range of organisations in 2013 compared with the cars they replaced. The data pool was picked at random and included a total of 20 electric cars as well as a range of other low CO2-emitting vehicles. 

The study shows that simply making a switch to a car provided by a salary sacrifice car scheme vehicle was enough to ramp up the savings, with the aid of eco-friendly initiatives such as hybrid vehicles, cleaner petrol and diesel engines and enhanced electric vehicles from manufacturer. No other sacrifices or changes to behaviour or motoring habits were required to lower the carbon footprint.

The firm added that although salary sacrifice car schemes are generally regarded as a “win win” solution for both employers and employees, its latest research shows that in 2013 the biggest winner was the environment. 

Fleet Evolution director Andrew Leech added: ‘We also found that most employees also benefited from savings on their fuel costs by upgrading to one of our cars, some of which were shown to reduce expenditure by as much as half. We are so pleased that as well as rewarding employees and handing them up to 40% off motoring costs through a salary sacrifice car scheme, companies who choose Fleet Evolution will also be making a direct and worthwhile contribution to the environment.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.