Green fleet management is no longer a simple case of ethics. Fleets operators must now juggle a complex mix of requirements if they are to build a sustainable, cost effective and efficient fleet, such as:

  • understanding new and emerging technologies
  • leveraging ever-changing legislation and taxation
  • providing alternative mobility solutions to their drivers;
  • reducing overall costs

How will it help your business?

Adopting an eco-Fleet can benefit your business across 4 key areas:

Cost reduction
At its root, eco-Fleet is about investing in the right technology. Forward-thinking vehicle choices can deliver tangible cost-savings to both businesses and drivers alike by reducing fuel costs, National Insurance contributions, vehicle excise duty, corporation tax, and benefit-in-kind.

Driver performance
Encouraging drivers to engage with your green aspirations is critical. eco-Fleet’s driver training and awareness programmes can help you get your drivers on-side by offering a three-step green approach to eco-driving; driver training and risk assessment, informed vehicle choice and mobility solutions.

Environmental impact
Our clients are enjoying a smaller carbon footprint, and reduced fleet costs to boot. Our carbon reduction programme has helped us drive down the carbon footprint of our clients' fleet by 17 billion grams of carbon dioxide emissions - the equivalent of taking 4,141 vehicles off the road.

As a result of helping clients choose the right technology, we’ve driven down the average carbon emissions of all vehicles ordered by clients to an all-time low of 116g/km - 13% lower than the latest figures for average carbon emission for new vehicles ordered in the UK.

Of course, it’s critical that you monitor and manage your fleet to ensure it’s operating at peak efficiency, and to help you demonstrate how improvements to your vehicle mix and driver performance are providing a tangible return on investment.

eco-Fleet is supported by e-Fleet, our award-winning cloud-based fleet management and reporting suite. From procurement and delivery, through in-life fleet management, to driver support, e-Fleet enables fleet operators of any size to manage their entire fleet from a single system.

Why Fleet Alliance?

  • Fleet Alliance has already helped clients reduce their CO2 emissions by an average of 13% over the last six years.
  • Our Carbon Reduction Programme has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13 billion grams - the equivalent of taking 2,800 vehicles off the road.
  • The average carbon emissions of all vehicles ordered by our clients is 116g/km - 13% lower than the latest average carbon emission figures for new vehicles ordered in the UK.
  • Our Carbon Reduction Programme has been formally recognised by the International Organisation for Standardisation in the form of ISO 14001 accreditation and a coveted Green Organisation Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practise.
  • We have partnered with the Energy Saving Trust to provide a range of complimentary services which can identify further cost and environmental savings within organisations’ transport activities.

Cost benefits

To illustrate the cost benefits of choosing a vehicle with CO2 emissions below 160g/km, we compared two Nissan Qashqai models. Although the value of the dCi Tekna model is £390 more than the DiG-T Tekna model, it could cost over £4,000 less to run over 3 years and could save the employee over £1,200 in Benefit in Kind (BIK)

Element 1.6 dCi Tekna 1.6 DIG-T Tekna
Contract Term 36 months 36 months
Contract Mileage 90,000 90,000
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
P11d Value £26,065 £26,455
C02 g/km 138 99
MPG 47.1 74.3
Finance Rental £377 £357
Service Rental £88 £85
Total Rental* £465 £442
Including disallowable VAT £505 £478
Lease Rental Restriction 15% 0%
Cost to Company* £11 £0
Monthly Cost* £514 £478
Annual Benefit In Kind £6,255 £4,497
Class 1A National Insurance Contribution £2,590 £1,865
Total fuel cost £7,745 £5,277
Total Insurance £1,500 £1,500
Total contract cost to company £26,084 £21,890
Cost per mile 29p 24.3p

*Total rental includes disallowed VAT. Monthly cost includes disallowed VAT and assumes VAT at 20%. Insurance assumes an average yearly cost of £500. Total contract cost to company assumes 20% Corporation Tax.

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