Environment Aspects of Vehicle Leasing

We all know green is good. And not only does a green approach to motoring help protect the environment, it also saves you cash. Need advice on green fleet policies and cost-effective fuel and vehicle choices? Just give us a call.

Alternative Fuels and the Future

Depending on your particular needs, certain types of Alternative Fuelled Vehicles may not be suitable for your requirements. At Prospectus Vehicle Solutions, we have the skills and abilities to work with you to help you navigate the minefield of Alternative Fuels. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, you’ll be surprised at how knowledgeable we are in this area.

There are many different types of alternative fuel vehicles in the marketplace, which are vehicles powered by any means other than solely fuelled by “traditional” petroleum (petrol or diesel). Alternative fuels include, but aren’t limited to: Electric, Hybrid Electric, Compressed Natural Gas, Solar Power, Hydrogen Fuel Cell.

Due to advances and breakthroughs being made in different technologies, this is a constantly evolving area. This section of our website will be updated regularly, however if you have specific requirement / query, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Hybrid Vehicles

Launched in the UK Market over a decade ago, hybrid vehicles are now considered to be conventional technology. With hybrid cars being considered by most car buyers as a real option, the only type of driving not particularly suited to standard Hybrid Cars is regular long-distance driving. Standard Hybrid (Petrol / Electric) are now being joined by Plug-In Hybrids and Diesel / Electric Hybrids.

Hybrids improve fuel economy by c. 20 – 25%, and significantly reduce CO2 output – with emissions as low as 79 g/km (Toyota Yaris Hybrid 1.5 VVT-i T3 CVT).

Currently in the UK, there are over a dozen hybrid cars available, with several more models due for launch during 2013.

Electric Vehicles

With zero carbon emissions, no car tax or congestion zone charging, added with the Government Plug-in Car Grant still available on at least nine Electric Cars, Electric Vehicle numbers are set to rise on UK roads. Current numbers of on street recharging points are just short of 3,500, with plenty more planned points planned in the near future.

There are several new model launches planned for 2013, including the BMW i3, VW Golf and Tesla.

Currently, there are two key factors in determining whether an electric vehicle is right for you:

• Do you have off street parking?

• Is your daily mileage less than 100 miles?

If you can answer yes to both of the above, then Electric Cars or Vans could be a serious option. Contact us at Prospectus Vehicle Solutions to discuss your requirements.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Two gaseous fuels that can be used in spark-ignition engines are Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (LPG).

LPG can be used in cars and vans, and the majority of UK vehicles can be professionally converted to run on petrol and LPG.

CNG is proving to be an emerging popular option for companies operating vans, that have the scope and ability for a refuelling site on their premises. Vans can be retrofitted to CNG and become biofuel, and the driver can switch between CNG and petrol during operation.

Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have launched CNG models in their van range, and currently lead the way in the Van sector of CNG powered vehicles.

Hydrogen Powered Vehicles

Hydrogen fuelled and fuel cell vehicles are currently limited to a very small number of demonstration vehicles.

There are not yet any commercially available vehicles in the UK, which is due to the lack of hydrogen filling stations around the UK

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