Within two and a half years the average CO2 emissions from our company cars have fallen from 139 grams to 125 grams. A direct reason for this is that, since 1 January 2010, tax deductibility for company cars is no longer calculated according to the Fiscal HP but according to CO2 emissions. This was our Fleet Manager’s motivation for carrying out some drastic changes to make our fleet more ecological, a move that is now paying off.
Our Fleet Manager’s deliberate strategic approach is now bearing fruit: a considerable reduction in average CO2 emissions from 139 to 125 grams, the goal being to achieve levels below 120 grams by 1 January 2012 (see graph). With average emissions of 125 grams, we are even doing better than our lease partners. What a windfall!
Choosing ‘green’ cars also offers the advantage of being fiscally more attractive for the employee as well as for the employer. So it was also a deliberate decision to order all our new cars from VW’s ‘BlueMotion’ division or the low emissions range from Audi and BMW, which are known for their progressive approach to low-emission values.
Graph: average CO2 emissions Ausy/DataFlow fleet :