As concerns for the environment grow so does the involvement of company car fleets in becoming greener. As a manager who is about to embark on the next financial year, concerns such as the cost of your company car fleet insurance as well as vehicle decisions will be at the forefront of your planning strategy.
The good news is that there are initiatives for company car fleet insurance to encourage you to go green such as extra discounts for low emission cars and hybrid cars. As well as this you can beat the congestion charge whether with your private vehicle or planning your fleet policy as many car manufacturers have released vehicles to help you do this.
Manufacturers such as Toyota, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Lexus and Vauxhall have already released congestion busting models and new models are also expected from Renault, Fiat and BMW amongst others. There has never been a better time to own a Congestion Charge exempt vehicle. These vehicles include both cars and vans จำนำรถยนต์.
Also as the UK has outlined its plans to become a world leader in electric cars, Transport for London has put two notices in the Official Journal of the European Union to create the UK’s largest electric vehicle charge point infrastructure to date. This notice includes the provision for 8525 electric vehicle charging points. The total value of the framework which also includes the provision of 1000 electric vehicles by 2015 is 5.16 million pounds for London.
London Mayor Johnson has announced in March 2010 that over the following 12 months there will be 1600 electric charge points installed across the city which will expand to 7500 by 2013. There will also be a London brand launched to help Londoners to know where the points are located.
Bearing in mind that in 2009 car rental companies worldwide really began to respond to consumer demand for green cars, it is only a matter of time before your fleet needs to commit to greener vehicle initiatives. As far back as 2006 Hertz introduced the Green Collection, Avis and Budget now offer 2500 hybrids in the States and Advantage Rent a Car has pledged to turn its whole rental fleet green by 2010.
So whether you are a fleet manager or a private owner, you can actually have a positive impact both on the environment on the bottom line of your fleet or individual costs over time. The cost savings can include lower costs on your company car fleet insurance as well as running costs; you owe it to yourself and the environment to make the change.