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Alliance adds Peugeot diesel hybrids

Alliance Asset Management is adding up to 100 Peugeot vehicles to its flexi lease daily rental fleet including fuel-efficient versatile and effective diesel-electric hybrid models to help clients cut their carbon footprint and benefit from its many virtues.

The Cambridgeshire-based fleet services provider plans to add the cars to its fleet progressively through the final months of 2012 and into 2013.

Alliance Asset Management has already expanded its ‘eco’ flexi lease daily rental fleet with an initial delivery of 35 low emission Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 92 bhp five-door models with emissions of 110 g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 67.3 mpg.

As well as adding further low emission 308 models to the fleet, the company is also in discussions about adding Peugeot’s range of diesel hybrids.

Peugeot’s diesel-electric HYbrid4 twins a 2.0-litre HDi 163 bhp diesel engine to propel the front wheels and a 37 bhp electric motor to power the rear wheels and is available in the 3008 Hybrid4, the 508 RXH and 508 Saloon HYbrid4.

Alliance Asset Management’s Vincent St Claire said: "Businesses are very aware of their environmental responsibilities and, as a result, their focus is on utilising low emission vehicles.

"Businesses can actively reduce their impact on the environment through our ‘eco’ fleet of diesel vehicles and the planned introduction of the diesel hybrids means they can do so without the compromises normally associated with some low emission vehicle."

The company is adding the hybrid diesel models to its fleet to meet anticipated customer demand. St Claire said: "Many of our customers are environmentally-focused and require rental vehicles for high-mileage motorway journeys whilst also ensuring their drivers benefit from lower benefit-in-kind taxation.

"They are attracted to hybrid models, but the performance and fuel economy offered from the range of petrol-electric engines is not hugely attractive when clocking up significant motorway mileage.

"We believe the answer is the Peugeot’s diesel-electric hybrid that offers environmental-friendliness with fuel-efficiency and performance."

The 3008 HYbrid4 Crossover delivers combined cycle fuel economy of up to 80.7 mpg and emissions as low as 91 g/km. In the recently launched 508 Saloon HYbrid4 combined cycle fuel economy is 78.5 mpg with emissions of just 95 g/km and in the 508 RXH equivalent figures are equally impressive with 68.9 mpg and 107 g/km.

Alliance Asset Management’s order also includes a number of other models from the Peugeot range including the 107 and RCZ Sports Coupe.

St Claire added: "Peugeot has a wide vehicle choice topped by a unique trio of diesel-electric hybrid cars that we believe have massive appeal due to their ability to deliver both carbon-cutting performance and handle long journeys without compromise."


 

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  • Nigel Boyle - 10/10/2012 12:22

    We have just added a Peugeot and a Citroen diesel hybrid onto our fleet - on Contract Hire.

    I only just managed to get them approved because the monthly cost is higher. This is for two reasons:

    1. The very high capital cost
    2. The low RV used by the Contract Hire companies - due to no track record

    We can only hope that volume will reduce the price, and I guess volume will increase the RVs too.

    Contract Hire companies need to understand that these are the only options for Fleet, The Toyota petrol Hybrids do less mpg in reality that Passats or A4s and Electric are for low mileage city drivers only.

    Long live the Diesel Hybrid!

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