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Unipres sees salary sacrifice fleet average CO2 emissions fall to 78g/km

Car parts manufacturer Unipres has seen the average CO2 of new additions to its salary sacrifice fleet fall to 78g/km.

Car parts manufacturer Unipres has seen the average CO2 of new additions to its salary sacrifice fleet fall to 78g/km.

The company, which makes a range of parts for manufacturers including Nissan GB and Honda UK, operates a 61-strong vehicle fleet on a salary sacrifice basis provided by Fleet Evolution.

Staff take-up is around 8% from an eligible workforce of around 900, and employees from machine operators to the managing director operate vehicles through the scheme, which has a CO2 cap of 140g/km.

However, a growing percentage of employees are opting for fully electric or plug-in vehicles, which is reducing emissions.

The overall fleet mix comprises 40% diesel, 40% petrol and 20% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Unipres has installed several charge points in the corporate car park so staff can recharge their vehicles while at work.

Andrew Fawell, head of finance and purchasing at Unipres said the company’s salary sacrifice car scheme had proved very popular with staff as it opened up the prospect of having a brand new car to employees that would not qualify otherwise.


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