E.ON UK Goes Green With Toyota Auris Hybrid

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Staying as green as possible isn't as easy as it seems, even for a company that specializes in energy. That's why E.ON went to the specialist in hybrid vehicles when it made a fleet acquisition. Toyota was only too glad to provide them with the right sort of car, the brand new Auris Hybrid.
The Auris is the only car in Europe with diesel, petrol and hybrid engines. The 1.8-liter and electric motor under the Hybrid's hood combine to produce an impressive 136 horsepower while only emitting 87 g/km of CO2, making it ideal for fleet users.

“We’re committed to helping our own customers reduce their energy use, saving them money on their bills and lowering carbon emissions, and we’re keen to do the same within our field sales fleet. We want to understand the benefits to our people and the environment of the Auris Hybrid compared to the rest of our fleet, and we’ll monitor this through telematics which we’re also trialing," said Marco Mazzafiore, System Support Manager at E.ON.

“E.ON’s decision demonstrates how customers are no longer considering hybrid to be a niche or specialist choice, but view it as a mainstream option. Toyota continues to lead the market in bringing the benefits of hybrid technology to the marketplace and we will extend this advantage in the summer when Auris Touring Sports is launched. It will be a unique fleet proposition, a compact, full hybrid estate car with no compromise on performance or luggage space and with class leading combined CO2 emissions from 85 g/km," added Neil Broad, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services.
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