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Fleet200: Public sector's checkered progress in pursuit of lower emissions

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The following article was published in the September 24 issue of Fleet News. Read the full article.

Twenty-five public sector organisations feature in this year’s Fleet200, collectively operating 33,265 cars and vans.

The biggest public sector fleet is Defra Group Fleet Services, which consists of the Environment Agency as well as smaller agencies within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It operates 5,900 vehicles (4,300 cars, 1,600 vans). At the other end of the scale is West Suffolk Council with 107 vehicles (27 cars, 80 vans). The average fleet size for public sector organisations this year is 1,331 vehicles.

Outright purchase continues to be the most popular funding method for both cars and vans as public sector organisations typically combine their buying power through framework agreements and joint tenders.