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Chase Evans switches to hybrid

London estate and letting agent Chase Evans has replaced 95% of its fleet of company cars with hybrid vehicles.

The vehicles are being funded and managed by Alphabet, who worked in conjunction with its long-standing supply partner Sytner to identify the financial and environmental benefits of switching to hybrid, after Chase Evans initially expressed an interest in adding a single PHEV to its fleet of 50 vehicles.

The hybrids reduce the company’s carbon footprint and Chase Evans’ drivers benefit personally from lower Benefit In Kind (BIK) and from new, prestige marque vehicles.

With Chase Evans offices in the City, Docklands, Canary Wharf and Greenwich, as well as new offices opening in Elephant and Castle and Nine Elms, these vehicles also suit driving inside and outside of London’s congestion charging zone.

Ian Ruffle, operations director at Chase Evans, said: “Due to the nature of our business, our staff cover a lot of miles in and around London so reducing our carbon footprint is important to us. These cars not only look great on the road, but they also give us peace of mind that we are playing our part in reducing energy wastage and emissions."

Gavin Davies, general manager, SME sales and distribution said: “Alphabet understands that managing company vehicles can be a time-consuming process for SMEs and switching on to the benefits of PHEVs requires expert guidance through the various available options. Sustainability as well as suitability for the business’ needs are key considerations.

“Alphabet for Business consolidates the whole funding, fleet management and mobility package into one managed solution for small to medium sized fleets – from maintenance and servicing to keep your business on the move to helping fleets transition towards more sustainable mobility with EVs and car sharing. We are proud to have worked in partnership with Chase Evans and Sytner to deliver both a great result for the business in terms of a greener, more efficient fleet, while also providing savings and improved driving experience for employees. So it’s truly a win-win situation for Chase Evans and their drivers.”

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