In the first of a new panel discussion, we ask our experts their views on how telematics have shaped and driven change within the fleet management profession, and why reluctance to use fleet technology still exists within some organisations
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has introduced six all-electric BMW i3s to its fleet as part of plans to reduce its carbon footprint.
The new electric vehicles are expected to give its employees a tax efficient sustainable alternative.
With over 150 surveyors working within the firm throughout Scotland from a fleet of around 140 cars covering three million miles annually, the cost savings in tax and fuel should be substantial.
George Brewster, senior partner at Shepherd, said: “Despite driving being a necessary and substantial feature of the surveyors’ day to day business activity, as a company we are keen to ensure we acknowledge our environmental obligations and travel in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.
“The BMWi3 enables us to lower our carbon footprint and annual fuel bill. Sustainability is important to our business and going electric will help us to save overheads – and the environment!”