With 'green' transport at the top of the Government's agenda, Motorvate - which had the working title of the Greener Fleet Certification Scheme - has been designed by the DETR after consultation with the fleet industry from a recommendation by the Cleaner Vehicles Task Force. Motorvate's core target is a 12% reduction in a fleet's carbon dioxide emissions over three years - 3% of which must come through reduced business mileage. The scheme will be based on an annual assessment of companies' vehicle inventory, mileage patterns, fuel use and progress towards meeting targets.
A DETR spokeswoman who will be at the show talking to fleets at 'The Hub' said: 'A typical 200-strong car fleet could save about £34,000 a year by meeting the scheme targets.' Motorvate will offer fleet management guidance, a telephone advice service and on-site assistance to participating fleets.