News - Salary Sacrifice Benefits
Fleet Evolution, the salary sacrifice and fleet management experts, have announced webinars in September and October for businesses interested in salary sacrifice and managing company vehicle fleets. The webinars are suitable for those who already run their own fleets or those who are thinking about starting similar schemes for their employees.
Yes. Or at least, that’s what the head of Land Rover thinks. At the SMMT’s International Automotive Summit in June, Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar and Land Rover, criticised calls to ban diesel vehicles from cities, saying that they unfairly targeted private vehicles.
It’s difficult to get the balance right when it comes to deciding on another vehicle. Should you go petrol or electric? On one hand, people are used to driving diesel or petrol cars—they know how they handle, what to do when something goes wrong, and they enjoy the wide range of choice available. On the other, everyone’s much more aware of the impact our cars are having on the environment, and they want to reduce their carbon footprint as well as the impact of fuel on their wallet.
Carbon footprints measure how much CO2 gas you personally are responsible for. It can be upsetting to realise you’re contributing to climate change just by living your life—you increase your carbon dioxide emissions by doing normal things like driving to work, taking a plane to get somewhere, or buying food that’s out of season where you live but was flown in by a supermarket to satisfy customer demand.
Oddly, air pollution isn’t always worse in the summer than in the winter. Often it can seem that way as previously healthy employees start coughing and spluttering by Wednesday and spend the rest of the work week being attacked on all sides by pollution. But in winter, more smoke is added to the atmosphere from things like fireplaces and wood stoves, and more idling cars lead to more carbon dioxide being pumped out of the exhaust.