ON the road to reducing its impact on the environment, engineering and infrastructure company J Murphy & Sons turned to BMW-owned leasing company Alphabet to shift its 1,750-strong fleet into more environmentally friendly vehicles.
With many of its vehicles soon up for renewal, J Murphy was keen to support its employees to choose electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEVs) in order to reduce the company’s impact on the environment with a reduced CO2 footprint.
Alphabet will be supporting the company in its new ‘greener Murphy’ climate action strategy, including having low carbon vehicles across its whole business. Employees will now have access to a wider range of vehicles, including both EV and PHEVs, so they can select the vehicle best suited to their lifestyle.
Full Contract Hire And Maintenance For 425 Car Fleet
For the 425 cars in the fleet, Alphabet is providing full contract hire, full maintenance including roadside assistance, accident management and short term hire (called AlphaRent). Alphabet is also providing legacy management services to smoothly manage out the incumbent supplier. For the 1,350 LCVs, Alphabet will be providing accident management services only. The contract was signed at the beginning of 2021.
Alphabet’s partnership with charging provider, NewMotion (part of the Shell Group), will also help the move to electric for Murphy employees. As part of the new scheme, Alphabet will support Murphy by providing free home chargers and installation to the first group of employees to place an electric vehicle order.
Mike Carpenter, Managing Director at Murphy Plant said, the company is really excited to be entering into this new partnership with Alphabet.
“At Murphy, we pride ourselves on doing what we can to reduce our impact on the world around us. This new partnership will build an even more effective service for our colleagues, and help our drivers to choose more eco-friendly vehicles, helping us to protect both our community and the environment wherever we can.”