ALD Automotive has taken delivery of 50 Mercedes-Benz hybrids as part of its investment in smart mobility projects.
More than 30 C- and E-Class Hybrid models have been allocated to its own internal fleet with a number also added to ALD’s flexi-lease product PoolFleet to enhance the choice of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFV) available to its customers.
The ALD Mercedes-Benz hybrids – with emissions from 94g/km for the C-Class and 110g/km for the E-Class – will help ALD and its company car drivers through reduced taxation and running costs.
The switch to new hybrids has already reduced ALD’s average CO2 emissions from its own company car fleet from 139g/km in 2010 to 112g/km.
The addition of the hybrids will also help ALD with its evaluation of new and emerging AFV technologies as part of its ongoing Smart Mobility programme. They have been fitted with telematics to monitor vehicle usage and performance.
The assessment of the Mercedes-Benz Hybrids forms the latest in a series of AFV trials being carried out by ALD Automotive following a pilot programme involving Nissan LEAFs to evaluate full electric vehicle usage.
ALD will soon start trials on a number of other plug-in hybrids and more AFV trials will also follow in 2016.