Story: RALPH MORTON
IF you want the best company car, then look no further than the BMW 3 Series.
That’s according to members of ACFO – the Association of Car Fleet Operators – the hard-nosed bunch of fleet operators who look after some of the major company car fleets in the UK.
So they should know what they are talking about.
They voted the BMW 3 Series as the best in class, based on their experience of running costs, reliability, and company car tax, naming it the ACFO Fleet Car of the Year at the annual ACFO awards last night (31 October).
Runner up was the Ford Focus.
Other winners included Volvo, with its pedestrian airbag, winning Fleet Safety Initiative of the Year. This bag pops up under the bonnet to protect pedestrians in case they are hit, providing a life-saving cushion to decrease the chance of fatalities.
Vauxhall won the Green Vehicle of the Year with its range extender Vauxhall Ampera, providing low CO2 emissions (27g/km) for a low company car tax band of just 5%.
ACFO celebrated 40 years at the awards as the premier organisation for fleet operators of company cars and vans.
Business Car Manager is running its own SME Company Car of the Year Awards later this month – will our judges come to the same conclusion?