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Average new car CO2 emissions fall to new low at Fleet Alliance

Martin Brown, Fleet Alliance

Average CO2 emissions for new car orders at funding and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance have fallen to 115g/km.

The average figure for the past six months is the lowest seen by the company and reflects the trend of corporate buyers increasingly turning to ‘green’ models for tax and environmental reasons.

Over the past four years, carbon emissions have continued to decline steadily across the Fleet Alliance fleet of 25,000 vehicles, dropping from an average of 123g/km in 2014 to 115g/km now, a fall of 6.5%.

More than half (57%) of cars on the fleet now fall into the emissions category of 101-129g/km, with 21% of the fleet between 75g/km-100g/km and 2% below 75g/km.

Just 5% of the fleet has CO2 emissions of greater than 160g/km.

Martin Brown, managing director at Fleet Alliance, said: “Carbon emissions are falling across our entire fleet and by June 30 they had fallen to an average of 115g/km, the lowest we have seen so far.

“We expect this to fall still further in the second half of the year as more clients switch to greener cars, not only to cut their carbon footprints but to reduce their tax and fuel bills, too.

“We are seeing many more new green models, especially plug-in hybrids, coming through from the vehicle manufacturers with ever-lower carbon emissions across all popular model ranges.

“The fact that the many of the cleanest models on our fleet are now hybrids is in line with the national trend which has seen the uptake of hybrid vehicles grow at a rapid rate in the last 12-18 months,” he said.

The greenest car on the Fleet Alliance fleet in 2017 with CO2 of 40.6g/km is the Volkswagen Golf 1.4TSI GTE DSG.

Following closely behind the Golf, with average CO2 emissions of 41g/km is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV petrol-electric hybrid.

 

Top 10 ULEVs 2017 <75g/km

Rank

Manufacturer

Model

Average CO2 g/km

1

Volkswagen

Golf GTE

40

2

Mitsubishi

Outlander

41

3

BMW

5-Series

46

4

BMW

2-Series

48

5

Volvo

V60

48

6

Volvo

XC90

49

7

Porsche

Panamera

56

8

Mercedes

C-Class

59

9

Volkswagen

Passat

59

10

BMW

3-Series

63

 

 

During the past 12-18 months, Fleet Alliance has introduced a number of new green initiatives including an EV awareness programme, which included adding two Nissan Leaf models to the Fleet Alliance fleet for testing and review purposes, plus recharging stations in its corporate car park.


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