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Fleet Alliance 'committed' to COP26 message

Andy Bruce, chief executive officer at Fleet Alliance

Fleet Alliance has said it is committed to a sustainable future, in light of this year’s COP26 climate summit.

The company said it has been engaged with the conference since the event was first announced - having recently provided a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) free of charge, for Nick Sharpe, the Scottish Renewables director of communications and strategy, to attend the six events that make up part of Scottish Renewables' Year of COP roadshow to promote sustainability across Scotland.

Andy Bruce, chief executive officer at Fleet Alliance, said: “We desperately need the very best endeavours of all the Summit delegates in arriving at a meaningful and sustainable climate agreement, despite the considerable hurdles that exist.

“As a company, we are firmly committed to a sustainable future. All our own company cars are now electric and, by 2030, the 30,000 vehicles we manage on behalf of our clients will be electric as well.

“Now has never been a better time to engage audiences in the importance of a sustainable future and to start reversing the effects of climate change.”

Fleet Alliance said 54% of new vehicle orders have been for electric and hybrid engines.

Bruce added: “We are ahead of the market because we embraced green technology early on. Fleet Alliance is one of several EV100 companies committed to ‘zero carbon’ by 2030.

“If you break down that 54% figure, 33% are hybrids, including some plug-in hybrids. But these are necessary stepping-stones in the journey to full electrification.

“Another point to consider is that 21% of orders this year have been for battery electric vehicles – more than double the UK average for BEV registrations, which stands at just under 10%.”

Fleet Alliance recently launched a salary sacrifice product aimed at the provision of EVs to a wider audience.

Bruce said: “Our salary sacrifice product is democratising EVs by making them more affordable to all drivers, not just company-car drivers, while cutting the corporate carbon footprint and better managing grey fleet risk into the bargain

“There has never been a better time to start making the switch to full electric from a tax and grant point of view, as leasing costs are continuing to fall.

“With the rising price of oil on world markets, allied to the recent fuel shortage crisis, EV-rich fleets will reap the cost benefits over the coming months and years.”

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