Story: COLIN DAWSON
MAKING multiple drops mostly in city and town locations is tough on fuel consumption. Reducing CO2 emissions and improving mileage is a major consideration for any tradesman or small to medium business running vans.
Aftermarket parts supply company FPS supplies 2,500 motor trade-based clients, making up to six deliveries a day between a network of 20 sites across the UK and covering around 50,000 miles each year. The company has recently added 35 Vauxhall Combos to its fleet.
The Combos are long-wheel L2 models fitted with ply lining and equipped with stop/start technology, which will reduce FPS’s CO2 and fuel usage on a daily basis. The Combos are liveried in FPS’s distinctive peppermint green.
FPS fleet manager Stuart Collett told Business Vans: “We are very pleased to add 35 more Vauxhalls to our fleet. We currently have 164 Vauxhall vans including a fleet of Vivaros and 10 cars which we have used for the past four to five years without a single fault.
“The added start/stop feature means we can reduce emissions even further, something that we take seriously here at FPS, while at the same time seeing a return on the overall MPG of our fleet,” he said.
Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s national commercial vehicle and B2B sales manager said: “We are pleased that FPS has decided to continue to use the Vauxhall brand for its business vans and are confident that the business will continue to enjoy their dependability, comfort and economy.”
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