Ogilvie Fleet recognised as ‘Go Ultra Low Company’
The initiative has already awarded the status to almost 50 businesses, recognising those who are targeting 5% of their fleet to be ultra-low emission vehicles (plug-in hybrid, electric and range-extended models under 75g/km) by 2020.
Ogilvie’s own company car fleet currently numbers some 35 cars, of which 17% meet the qualifying criteria for ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status, and the business is forecasting that the figure will reach 25% by 2020. Additionally, Ogilvie Fleet has electric vehicle recharging points at its offices in Sheffield and Stirling with the Gateshead office to have one in the near future.
Nick Hardy, Ogilvie Fleet sales and marketing director, said: “Reducing CO2 emissions from all vehicle usage is important and Ogilvie Fleet is leading by example, while also encouraging our customers to be similarly pro-active if electric models are proven to be fit for purpose for business as well as employees’ lifestyle requirements.”
Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra Low, added: “We want to encourage every business in the UK to follow the example set by Ogilvie Fleet and offer their employees the chance to drive or own an electric vehicle. Not only can they promote cleaner motoring, but there are multiple short and long-term financial benefits for companies and their employees to enjoy.”