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Coffee firm filters out diesel fuel

TOYOTA'S lean-burn technology has converted another all-diesel fleet to petrol-powered Carina Es. Coffee specialist Douwe Egberts has rejected diesel in favour of Carinas on environmental and economy grounds. The switch to lean-burn follows similar changes in fleet policy at dispatch company DHL and hosiery firm Pretty Polly in recent years.

The three-year contract is for 130 high-spec Carina CD liftbacks - featuring air conditioning, CD player, twin airbags and ABS as standard. Douwe Egberts purchasing manager Nick Verney said: 'The move to Toyota was obvious. Our fleet previously operated Peugeot 405 diesel saloons and estates but with lean-burn's economy, no difference between diesel and petrol prices at the pump, the Carina's lower maintenance costs and its environmental credentials, the equation clearly swung in Toyota's favour.'

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