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Reducing your vehicle’s emissions

Benefits of lowering your vehicle emissions

Limiting your vehicle emissions can help you lessen your environmental effect while also benefiting your company.

Vehicle exhaust emissions are a significant source of air pollutants such as:

  • CO2 (Carbon Monoxide);

Small dust particles;

  • Oxides of nitrogen;

  • hydrocarbons left unburned.

You should aim to decrease the emissions produced by your business vehicles because they may:

  • cause illness in your employees and the general population, such as respiratory issues;

  • make a nuisance of yourself in the eyes of your neighbors;

  • contribute to high levels of pollution on city streets;

  • contribute to global warming.

You can also cut your transportation expenses, such as fuel bills and car taxes, by choosing more environmentally friendly vehicles and driving them more effectively.

Monetary savings

By making better use of vehicles, you may save money on fuel and wear and tear. You can also save money by making better use of employees’ time and finding new uses for land that was previously used for parking.

Investing in more environmentally friendly automobiles may also qualify you for increased capital allowances and other tax incentives.

Enhanced business image

Reducing your environmental effects can help you exhibit corporate social responsibility and boost your company’s image.

Customers, investors, and other stakeholders are becoming more aware of environmental challenges, and they prefer to do business with companies that have solid environmental credentials. Environmental policies and procedures are likely to be seen positively, and they can also help you get contracts when you tender for business.

Employee advantages

Educating your employees on the environmental consequences of transportation and encouraging them to walk, cycle, or take public transportation for commute and business travel can benefit both their health and their money. It may also help to reduce sick leave, promote staff retention, and improve local air quality.

Creating a corporate travel plan is a low-cost solution for you to implement these regulations.

Driving safely and efficiently, as well as maintaining vehicles, can assist minimize vehicle emissions and the incidence of work-related traffic accidents. Employees gain from a cleaner and safer environment, as well as financial savings if they drive work vehicles more effectively.

How to make the most of work vehicles

Your company can benefit from safer and more fuel-efficient vehicle use. This will reduce your vehicle emissions while also lowering your transportation expenditures by lowering your insurance premiums. See the section in this guide on the advantages of lowering your vehicle’s emissions.

Safer driving results in fewer injuries and fatalities, less vehicle damage, and less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair. You should manage the hazards associated with driving your vehicle and:

  • create and implement driving policies for work;

  • address staff training requirements;

  • upkeep your automobiles.

Vehicle utilization that is efficient

Fuel can be saved by doing the following:

  • ensuring that tyres are filled at the proper pressure;

  • removing any extraneous clutter from vehicles;

  • keeping vehicle speed low;

  • avoidance of abrupt braking and acceleration.

Consider whether flexible working methods could help you drive less. This may include:

  • working at home;

  • working a flexible schedule;

  • videoconferencing or teleconferencing;

  • offering incentives for carpooling;

  • using meeting locations that are easily accessible by public transportation.