Veolia Environmental Services welcome 28 Toyota Auris hybrids to UK fleet
Designed to offer lower operational costs and lower emissions the Toyota Auris Hybrid efficient engine saves fuel and CO2 per year allowing the driver to travel over 700 miles on one tank of petrol. The Auris provides the lowest cost of ownership in its segment with just 10% Benefit in Kind taxation, and zero vehicle excise duty (or road tax) due to its sub 100g/km CO2 emissions. There are further carbon savings as the car is built in the UK, which adds to the already high number of green credentials.'
David Lusher, Executive director, Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc, said: 'We fully recognise our responsibility in relation to sustainability and anticipate that after this initial trial our hybrid fleet will continue to grow. Hybrid technology is an alternative that Veolia has been actively following in all areas of its fleet for cars as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles.'
This introduction of the Toyota Auris Hybrid represents the first policy driven implementation of this technology to Veolia’s car fleet, a significant step from a user choice basis of Toyota Prius. The new fleet of cars will be utilised throughout the UK by local sales teams.