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Sogo partners with BP to offer carbon-neutral leasing

Karl Howkins, managing director at Sogo

Sogo has announced a partnership with BP to help customers run greener fleets by expanding its fleet of electric vehicles (EVs).

The leasing company said it is providing services to help drivers make the switch to EVs, by offering a carbon-neutral fleet across petrol, diesel and EVs in partnership with BP as a participant in its Target Neutral programme, which helps fleet customers measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions.

Sogo has also announced it has partnered with Rightcharge to help drivers identify and install suitable charging units based on usage and budget.

Sogo says the partnership also enables drivers to access government grants and green electricity tariffs, along with smart billing options that enable EV charging to be split from the driver’s household bill to make reimbursement for company car mileage easier.

Karl Howkins, managing director at Sogo, said: “We aim to lead the industry in providing greener mobility solutions for companies that are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

"We have developed a comprehensive range of services that makes it easier than ever to move to an electric vehicle, and for occasions when an EV isn’t viable, we have everything from LCVs to SUVs available on ultra-flexible terms.

"Our participation in BP Target Neutral enables us to guarantee all our vehicles are carbon neutral.”

Sogo aims to provide “ultra-flexible” leasing with contracts to suit a wide range of fleet requirements.

In March 2021, the flexible leasing business launched a range of offers to support fleets and businesses during periods of economic uncertainty.

Customers will also be provided with an Electric Juice Network card to access the network of public chargers.

National consumer research by Sogo revealed that over half of motorists (52%) thought that electric car ownership was out of their price range despite a third (30%) wanting to own one within the next five years.

Howkins added: “I believe that short-term leasing will be essential to the mass adoption of electric vehicles before 2030 when sales of all new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will be banned.

“Electric car sales are predicted to continue to grow as the Government’s 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars approaches.”

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