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CO2 not a priority for fleet drivers

The green credentials of company car drivers has been called into question, despite a Fleet News poll suggesting 75% will consider CO2 emissions when selecting their next vehicle.

RAC’s 2010 Report on Motoring claims almost a third of company car drivers say they don’t care about the emissions of their next company vehicle, despite the direct link between fuel emissions and tax.

It also claims that nearly half (46%) won’t be looking for a smaller vehicle when replacing their current car, compared to a third of private motorists.

Instead 73% of business drivers polled for RAC, suggest that better tax incentives would make them more willing to consider an eco-friendly car.

As a result of the findings in this year’s RAC report, it is calling for action that encourages motorists to drive vehicles which are more fuel efficient, safer and more reliable.

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