Last night saw the Energy Saving Trust’s UK Fleet Heroes winners announced at a prestigious awards event in central London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, hosted by motoring broadcaster Amanda Stretton.
The Fleet Heroes Awards acknowledges winners across nine categories recognising fleet sustainability best practice and the 16 shortlisted organisations and individuals, include a rich and diverse range of applicants; from Ecodriving Hero Bibby Distribution to Unsung Fleet Hero Fraser Crichton of Dundee City Council, the first Scottish win and Fleet Hero (sponsored by Fleet World) winner London Borough of Hackney.
Matthew Eastwood, Head of Transport at Energy Saving Trust commented on the awards:
“In this pivotal year for zero emission vehicles which has seen the publication of the government’s ambitious Road to Zero Strategy and Birmingham playing host the world’s first international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, the 13th Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference highlights the extent to which zero emission vehicles are becoming more and more widely adopted into fleet operations, as well as what further innovative developments can be expected over the next five years.
“Congratulations to all the individuals and fleets recognised as Fleet Heroes at the 2018 awards. All are leading the way with their work to reduce carbon emissions and tackle air quality issues and can rightly be held up as shining examples of best in class.”
Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, who have made an impressive commitment to using zero emissions vehicles.
“Fleet take-up of Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicles is growing at over three times the rate of the rest of the market, and they have huge potential to reduce the environmental impact of road transport and help the UK to meet its air quality and climate change objectives.”
The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference is delivered in partnership with the Department for Transport and sponsored by MINI, BMW, Highways England, Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, Airbubbl and media partner Fleet World.
The full list of winners is available here.
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