ALD UK has been awarded Go Ultra Low Company status in recognition of its company car fleet, of which over 10% are classed as Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs).
It forms part of an initiative run by the Government-led Go Ultra Low campaign to recognise UK businesses that are embracing EVs and looking to boost their uptake over the next five years.
Matt Dale, consultancy services manager, said: “We are thrilled to be one of the first major leasing and fleet management companies in the UK to have achieved Go Ultra Low Company status. We’ve been championing the use of alternative fuels for a number of years now, working alongside our customers to embed EVs and other low-emission vehicles into their fleets.”
ALD recently assigned 20 Mercedes C350e Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to its UK company car drivers. This forms part of a long term in-house trial studying the use of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) for business travel. The results of the trial will be shared with ALD customers looking for best practice advice on the use of alternative fuels.
Dale added: “The publication of the Government’s Air Quality Plan yesterday and its intention to see all new petrol and diesel cars banned by 2040 is another step towards a greener future for the UK.
“Fleets are already considering their options around low emission vehicles and our Go Ultra Low Company status demonstrates our commitment in this area, underlining the skills and experience we have in place to support them with this challenge”
ALD’s consultancy services team is continually exploring the changing face of mobility and what it means for fleets looking for sustainable travel solutions for their employees.
“As well as a number of in-house trials involving electric vehicles, we’ll shortly be launching a new interactive mobility experience that encourages our customers to challenge traditional business travel,” said Dale.
“Whether that’s looking at EVs or considering car-share schemes, we want to stimulate the conversation and ultimately play a key role in building fleet policies that successfully meet business’ changing needs.”
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, said: “We want to encourage every business in the UK to follow the example set by ALD Automotive and offer their employees the chance to drive or own an electric vehicle.
“Not only can they promote cleaner motoring, but there are multiple short and long-term financial benefits for companies and their employees to enjoy. Thanks to the variety of models available and their cost-saving potential, this is a realistic and rewarding option for businesses large and small.”