Fleet Alliance see carbon levels fall
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 13:55
GAME-CHANGER: New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has emissions of just 44g/km
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV greenest with emissions of just 44g/km
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 top 10 models on the company fleet now all have carbon emissions of 95g/km or less.
The greenest car on the fleet with emissions of just 44g/km is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, now officially the UK’s most popular ULEV (ultra-low emission vehicle), according to the latest sales figures from the SMMT for the first quarter of 2015.
The top 10 Fleet Alliance green league table, based on carbon dioxide emissions:
|Mitsubishi||Outlander PHEV Estate 2.0 GX4 5dr A||44|
|Lexus||CT Hatchback 200h 1.8 S 5dr CVT||82|
|Skoda||Octavia Estate 1.6 TDI CR SE Business GreenLine III||85|
|Ford||Fiesta hatchback 1.6 TDCi Zetec ECOnetic||85|
|Volkswagen||Golf estate 1.6 TDI BlueMotion 5dr||87|
|Ford||Focus estate 1.6 TDCi Edge ECOnetic||88|
|Volvo||V40 hatchback D2 ES||88|
|Citroen||C4 Cactus hatchback 1.6 BlueHDi Flair||89|
|Mercedes||A180 CDI SE ECO||92|
|Honda||Civic hatchback 1.6 i-DTEC S||94|
Fleet Alliance has been continually advising fleet clients of the importance of setting fleet policies that encourage the take-up of low carbon-emitting cars to capitalise on savings in tax, National Insurance and fuel costs.
To reinforce the message, 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 Managing Director, Martin Brown, commented: “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.”