Monday, 23 July 2012 2:17 PM
Company cars are increasingly going green and the latest one to jump on the green bandwagon is Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) - they've taken delivery of six new Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (E-REV) and there'll be one in the most senior parking space with the CEO, Ian Marchant, taking delivery of one from Lex Autolease as his company car.
SSE's group fleet manager is also setting an example with an Ampera Electron as his own personal car. Good to see not every exec in the country is driving a Jag!
There will also be an Ampera on display at the Scottish Hydro Centre for Renewable Excellence in Glasgow and an electric car garage has been created where the public can test-drive electric cars for free. Might be worth a visit next time we're in Scotland.
Being a renewable energy company, we're pretty sure the staff with the electric cars will have no problem charging them up. According the SSE website, the organisation is also looking into ways to improve the infrastructure for electric cars to be charged.
With the £5,000 government grant, the Vauxhall Ampera is priced at £29,000. It is VED and London Congestion Charge exempt and for canny fleet buyers, such as SSE, BIK tax is on just £1,700.
By Georgia Lewis
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