JCT600 VLS gains Go Ultra Low status
Launched last year, the Go Ultra Low initiative recognises public and private sector organisations that already use EVs, or offer them to employees as company cars.
In the case of JCT600 VLS, the leasing and fleet management firm now includes hybrid or fully electric options for all its own company car drivers – conventional diesel or petrol vehicle are only allowed on a strictly exceptional business need basis. The company is also looking at ensuring its whole fleet is fully ULEV or electric by 2019.
Managing director Paul Walters, who has already switched to a BMW 530e, said: “ULEVs are the future. We have had several customers approach us in the wake of the Government’s announcement about the banning of diesel or petrol-only powered cars by 2040. In order to be able to give them the best advice, we have to ensure that we are up to speed and using the technology ourselves.”