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SPIE UK takes delivery of hybrids under new ALD deal

The new agreement covers a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles, comprising a third cars and two-thirds LCVs.

During implementation, ALD Automotive worked with SPIE UK to develop a new vehicle policy that offers increased vehicle choice along with a focus on a more cost-effective proposition for drivers. This includes a move to using Total Cost of Ownership for vehicle selection, which provides the group with a much more detailed overview of vehicles’ costs across their lifetime on the fleet. 

Moving to a TCO-based policy also enables SPIE UK to weigh up the benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles. In line with the group’s eco focus, the new choice list includes CO2 caps on all vehicles as well as a number of hybrid models, the first of which will be three Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrids. 

The new fleet agreement also includes a focus on electric commercial vehicles in line with the group’s trials of the technology. SPIE UK has been running a Renault Kangoo Z.E. zero-emission van for the past 18 months and is looking to replace diesel models in select locations with Renault electric vehicles through ALD Automotive. In other locations, LCVs from Vauxhall and Renault will be used by operatives and technical grades, and a number of vehicle orders have already been placed.

 

 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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