Fleet Alliance has seen carbon emissions fall to an all-time low of 116g/km per vehicle for new cars ordered in the first quarter of 2015.
For the year to the end of March, some 28% of all new cars ordered across the 18,000-strong Fleet Alliance vehicle fleet have been sub 100g/km of CO2, with 81% of them less than 129g/km, as the green message hits home.
In a league table of the cleanest cars, the most efficient 10 models leased by the company now all have carbon emissions of 95g/km or less.
The company has also introduced a number of new green initiatives including an EV awareness programme. This involves two new examples of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf, which have been added to the Fleet Alliance fleet for testing and review purposes.
Fleet Alliance has also provided two free-to-use electric car charging points in the visitors’ car park at its new offices, Skypark, just outside Glasgow city centre. Skypark landlords have paid for the installation while Fleet Alliance is paying the ongoing electricity charges.
The company is also working with the Energy Saving Trust to offer clients best practice advice for hybrid, electric and grey fleet vehicles, reviewing fleet costs and eco-driver training.
Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown said: “Carbon emissions are falling across our whole fleet and so far this year are down to an average of 116g/km, the lowest we have seen to date.
“This will continue to fall as clients increasingly follow our advice and switch to greener cars. This has the effect of not only cutting their carbon footprints but reducing their tax and fuel bills too.
“At the same time, vehicle manufacturers are playing their part by introducing new models with ever-lower carbon emissions across all popular model ranges.
“And the fact that the cleanest two models on our fleet are now both hybrids shows they have a real role to play as a key part of the fleet mix. Electric vehicles are for the future but hybrids are definitely for the here and now,” he said.