A CAR leasing provider is offering SME fleets the opportunity to offset the carbon produced by vehicles on their fleet by planting 100 trees for each vehicle leased.
Called Fleet Electric, the company says it is taking this climate positive action to help reduce earth warming and says that in its first year it will prevent 7.5 sq km of Arctic Sea ice from melting thanks to a variety of offsetting actions including the planting of trees.
The leasing firm is offering only plug-in electric vehicles and is the brainchild of Richard Markey, a former Product Planning Manager at Mitsubishi Motors.
Markey says the business will provide SME fleets with advice and procurement services equivalent to that of an in-house fleet or transport manager while benefiting the climate at the same time through its partnership with Ecologi.
With the UK Government outlawing the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and vans from 2030, the opportunity to start thinking about electrification transition strategies is reducing.
However, Markey says that his experience working with some of the largest UK fleets during his time as a Corporate Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Motors will allow him to share his knowledge of how large multinational corporations are adapting their fleets.
A recent Centrica Business Solutions UK survey revealed that businesses are set to invest £15.8bn in the electrification of their vehicle fleets during the next year, spurred on by the cost savings of leasing electric vehicles and the low benefit in kind company car tax for EVs.