Green Motion, Europe’s first environmentally-friendly car and van hire network, has just taken delivery of 18 new Citroen cars and commercial vehicles for use at its newly opened vehicle rental outlets in Oxford, Palmers Green, North London and Milton Keynes.
The innovative new hire company’s initial batch of fuel efficient, low CO2 emissions Citroens includes C1 1.4HDi city cars, C4 1.6HDi, EGS hatchbacks, Grand C4 Picasso 1.6HDi EGS MPVs and C2 Enterprise 1.4HDi (the UK’s lowest emissions, most fuel efficient diesel van), as well as C2 and C3 Stop & Start-equipped superminis.
All of these vehicles have been supplied by Citroen dealer Evans Halshaw, Stony Stratford and are being operated on Citroen Contact Motoring contract hire agreements.
Richard Lowden, Green Motion’s managing director, comments, “Citroen cars and light commercial vehicles are an ideal match for our business proposition. Using practical and affordable technology, Citroen vehicles deliver exceptional fuel economy, combined with very low CO2 emissions, without any compromise of the driving experience. Also, as they are affordable, we can offer these vehicles to our customers at competitive rental rates, which greatly increase their appeal to our environmentally-aware customers.”
Citroen offers over 20 low CO2 (120 or less g/km) emissions vehicles, one of the widest ranges of its type available in the UK. The company has pioneered affordable and practical emissions-reducing and economy boosting technology including Stop & Start, Electronic Gearbox Systems (EGS) and self-regenerating Diesel Particulate Filter Systems (DPFS).
During 2008 Green Motion is expanding its network through the UK, by means of franchising. It will thus considerably increase the number of Citroens it operates as it opens approaching 30 new vehicle rental outlets. By the end of the year Green Motion plans to increase its current fleet of around 100 vehicles to about 2,500, ranging from light commercials to executive cars and is set to include a large number of Citroen cars and vans.
“Green Motion is opening up a huge new market for environmentally responsible vehicle hire. As Citroen is one of the UK’s most pro-active suppliers of fuel efficient, low CO2 emissions vehicles it will play a major part in the expansion of our fleet during the course of this year,” Richard Lowden explains.Published 28 January 2008