BRENTWOOD, Essex, 21st February, 2012 – Ford is supplying 130 Ford Focus and Mondeo models to Daniel Contractors Ltd, a support services company operating in the utilities, marine, civil engineering and energy sectors across the UK and overseas.
Daniel chose Ford vehicles after a review of its fleet, which highlighted the company’s need for a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly fleet, allied to lower cost of ownership.
Sean Bingham, principal consultant for ERA Fleet Cost Management, who helped Daniel to review the market, said: “We identified areas where significant efficiencies and savings could be made over and above those already achieved by Daniel.
“By opting for the fuel-efficient 1.6-litre TDCi engine in the Ford Focus and Ford Mondeo, Daniel has made great savings in terms of HMRC’s advisory fuel rates.”
Paul Boulds, head of transport at Daniel, added: “As a responsible business, we were looking for a product that met the high environmental standards we wanted to achieve while also providing Benefit in Kind (BIK) advantages for our employees.
“We spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the market and are delighted to be buying Ford’s new 1.6-litre TDCi engines featuring ECOnetic Technology, which will provide the business with a fleet that reduces our carbon footprint and also provides substantial cost savings for our employees and the business as a whole.”
Ford ECOnetic Technology cover a range of new developments aimed at reducing CO2 output whilst increasing fuel economy. These technologies include Ford Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging and Ford’s Eco Mode, which monitors gear change, anticipation and overall speed to encourage a more fuel-efficient driving style.