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BMW and Ford celebrate double successes at ACFO Awards

BMW i3

BMW and Ford shared four of the seven titles at last night's 2015 ACFO Awards, held at St John's Hotel, Solihull.

The German marque won both the environmental initiative of the year and green vehicle of the year with the plug-in i3.

Meanwhile, Ford continued its domination of the van categories as it won both the small van of the year and large van of the year titles.

Jaguar won the fleet car of the year award for the first time with the all-new XE. 

ACFO chairman John Pryor said: “The XE competes in an incredibly competitive sector of the fleet market. It’s a great looking car, but critically for fleet operators offers top-notch wholelife costs.”

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), retained its title of fleet service company of the year award.

Pryor said: “ACFO members have welcomed the DVLA’s approach to engaging directly with them as it introduced a raft of digital services to ease the fleet vehicle administration burden. The DVLA has taken on board members’ views and responded accordingly.”

The Volvo XC90 won ACFO’s fleet safety initiative award for its life-saving features.

The Ford Transit won the large van of the year title for the fifth consecutive year and the 19th time in the 32-year history of the awards, while the Ford Transit Connect won the small van of the year award having been knocked out of the winner’s circle last year.

The Awards are voted online exclusively by the ACFO membership.

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