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Reorganisation set to boost alternative fuel vehicle sales

A REORGANISATION of Vauxhall's fleet department is paving the way for massive increases in sales of the firm's alternative fuels range which could be worth more than £200 million annually in three years. All fleet sales staff at the manufacturer are now trained to sell customers alternative-fuelled vehicles alongside petrol and diesel models amid 'unprecedented' demand from fleet buyers and decision-makers for information.

Expectations are high that sales could rocket to 5,000 next year and within three years reach as much as 15,000 vehicles a year. Changes announced by Vauxhall effectively bring the alternative sales division into the fold of Vauxhall's overall sales team to reflect the potential growth of the market. LPG and CNG model sales will be spearheaded by Bob Kane, UK sales manager for alternative fuel vehicles. He replaces Malcolm Noyle, who left earlier this year. Alternative fuel managers Dave Sellors and Eric Westlake become sales consultants who will support sales staff and will become closely involved with larger fleets and the public sector.

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