For two months, he has been collating data on vehicle emissions and fine tuning the system which records actual mileages, average monthly mileages and, using manufacturer-supplied data, calculates the millions of grammes of CO2 emitted. Armed with this information, Boggis will tailor his car-buying policy to ensure it is as environmentally sound as possible. He is also considering asking drivers of cars with excessive mileage to swap with another driver whose vehicle has a relatively low mileage.
Boggis, who operates an almost exclusive Rover 200 and 400 diesel fleet, said: 'This is not about making big policy decisions but we are making ourselves more aware of what the implications are of a company car tax policy based on CO2 emissions before it becomes legislation. We will also be in a position to adapt to any changes. It's about being one step ahead.' He conceded that persuading drivers to accept vehicle rotation might be difficult.