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Company car drivers will switch to alternative fuels 'if price is right'

COMPANY car drivers are willing to convert to alternatively fuelled vehicles if costs are similar to petrol cars, according to a Lease Plan survey. The company questioned 100 company car drivers with 66% saying they would consider driving an alternatively fuelled vehicle - compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or electric - subject to the cost implications.

Shell Gas has already produced figures which claim that vehicles averaging 15,000 miles a year can cut running costs by 15-20% - equating to a 2p a mile saving for cars and vans over their diesel equivalents.

The research reveals that just 8% of company car drivers would not drive an alternatively fuelled vehicle, whatever the cost comparison, usually citing reduced performance as the reason. A quarter of drivers were undecided.

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