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Salary Sacrifice nearly halves carbon footprint

Fleet Evolution has announced figures which reveal how employees driving vehicles provided through a salary sacrifice scheme reduced their motoring carbon footprint by up to 42%. 

Fleet Evolution conducted extensive research amongst its client base to arrive at the figures, comparing the CO2 emissions of the customer’s Fleet Evolution vehicle car to the CO2 rating of the car it replaced.

With the aid of eco-friendly initiatives such as hybrid vehicles and enhanced electric vehicles from manufacturers, Fleet Evolution customers managed to significantly reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing anything from their motoring experience.

No other sacrifices or changes to behaviour or motoring habits were required to lower the carbon footprint, says the fleet company.

Its statistics were taken from a sample of 100 cars delivered to a range of organisations in 2013. 

The data pool was picked at random and included a total of 20 electric cars as well as a range of other low CO2 emitting vehicles.

Fleet Evolution director Andrew Leech said: “As a motoring business, we are very environmentally aware and constantly try to be as eco-friendly as possible by reducing our own carbon footprint. 

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers a wide range of environmentally friendly vehicles and are delighted with the results of this study which show a massive 42% reduction in emissions simply by participating in our salary sacrifice car scheme.

“We also found that most employees also benefited from savings on their fuel costs by upgrading to one of our cars, some of which were shown to reduce expenditure by as much as half.”

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