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Property firm Mainstay will offer the Toyota Auris hybrid as part of its drive to improve its environmental credentials

PROPERTY management firm Mainstay is upping the eco credentials of its small fleet with a new green management policy.

Mainstay operates a mixed fleet of 60 cars and vans for its 470-strong workforce running between offices in Worcester and London, and formerly used a manual system to manage them.

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The e-fleet app allows Mainstay’s drivers to record their mileage and keep up with vehicle maintenance

Now it has launched a new company car management policy, with the emphasis on using vehicles with sub-120g/km CO2 emissions. The new fleet includes a Toyota Auris Hybrid, with Mainstay encouraging its staff to try out petrol-electric hybrids.

To manage the vehicles effectively, Mainstay has signed up vehicle funding and fleet management provider Fleet Alliance, which has moved the Mainstay small fleet onto its e-fleet online management system.    

Drivers have a choice of vehicles from Ford, Vauxhall, SEAT, Volkswagen, Audi and Toyota, with senior management having access to BMW and Mercedes cars.

In addition there are 17 Renault Trafic and Citroen Berlingo vans. Mainstay contract hires its cars and vans for three years/60,000 mles.

Under e-fleet, however, the new vehicle contracts are based on actual mileages driven, and drivers’ business mileage is managed on a quarterly basis to ensure they don’t rack up potential excess mileage charges – saving money, and emissions. 

Any contracts for vehicles under the agreed mileage can be amended and all savings generated passed on to Mainstay during the life of the contract.

Mainstay’s drivers order new vehicles online using the e-fleet system, while managers can generate reports from the system, on subjects such as predictive mileage and P11D reporting.

Drivers also have the e-fleet app on their mobiles. Using the app they can update their business and private mileage, complete vehicle inspection reports and  book services with nominated garages.

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