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Alphabet updates 'green motoring' guide

Alphabet green driving

Alphabet has revised and updated its free ‘Greener Motoring’ advice guide for drivers.

Aimed primarily at car-driving employees, the revised guide contains advice and money-saving tips for reducing fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Updates in the new version of the guide reflect changes in technology, performance and motoring costs since Alphabet first published it in 2010.

Terms dropped from the guide’s jargon buster, for example, include ‘E85 biofuel’, which has been dropped from retail sale in the UK.

Incomers include ‘plug-in hybrids’ and ‘range-extended EV’; both now commercially-available although virtually unknown six years ago, and the NOx-reducing additive ‘AdBlue’.

The guide reveals that, thanks to lower pump prices and improving fuel efficiency, the average employee now actually spends around £150 less on petrol or diesel for 12,000 miles’ driving than they did six years ago.

However, as the typical commuter’s car is around seven years old and 20% less fuel efficient than today’s fleet cars, it is important for businesses to provide employees with information to help them manage their motoring bills and carbon footprint, said Mark Gibson, head of marketing and business development at Alphabet.

“While businesses are well-placed to take control of their Total Cost of Business Mobility using solutions such as advanced corporate carsharing and electric vehicle strategies, helping the 60% of UK workers who get to work by car to keep the cost of their commute in check is good business practice too.”

“Greener motoring is all about using less fuel and making the most of the financial advantages of lower-CO2 cars, which is what the tips in this guide are designed to achieve.”

Copies of the guide can be downloaded from the ‘Information for Drivers’ section of Alphabet’s web site.

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