Toyota and Honda, the two manufacturers with hybrids available for driving.
It’s further confirmation that companies are increasingly taking an environmental stance when it comes to choosing cars for their fleets.
There are two over-riding reasons for this. Firstly cost: lower CO2-emitting cars have better fuel economy and they cost both company and driver less in taxation. Secondly, a need to be seen as green. This is particularly applicable to companies that are tendering for business where environmental credentials are a key selling point, such as in the public sector. And it also applies to those companies such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s which have a high profile public image.
Low CO2 emissions are a feature of many of the cars on the manufacturer stands at this year’s GCCIA. Each is pushing its own environmental agenda with a proliferation of sub 120g/km and, in some cases, sub 100g/km cars based on petrol or diesel.
Investment is continuing apace for many manufacturers into electric vehicles and other alternatives but some, such as Skoda, believe there is still a huge amount of potential to squeeze out of traditional fuels. It already offers an 89g/km Fabia, and later this year will launch a 114g/km version of its Superb and a 116g/km Yeti.
Despite rising fuel prices and concerns over the global supply of oil, there’s plenty of life in petrol and diesel yet.