BRENTWOOD, Essex – UK energy company E.ON has taken delivery of 340 new Ford Fiestas.
Home energy advisors working for E.ON will be driving the new Ford Fiesta 1.6-litre TDCi ECOnetic hatchbacks this summer. These fuel-efficient, low-CO2 models are ideal transport for the consultants, who advise customers on products and features to help save money and be more energy efficient.
E.ON is one of the UK’s largest power and gas companies and is among the leading providers of green power in the UK. It operates a fleet of some 4,100 cars and light commercials, 64 per cent of which are Ford vehicles. Ford has been part of the E.ON fleet for over 20 years.
The 340 new Ford Fiestas replace previous-generation Fiesta models, which the home energy consultants have driven for the past three years. The new cars will be supplied in standard form, sporting E.ON's distinctive livery.
Contract hired from Lex Autolease, the vehicles are expected to cover an average of 20,000 miles a year, including personal and business use. E.ON has recently changed its fleet car replacement period from three to four years.
Nina Hughes, fleet development manager, Business Services, said: "We have had good feedback from the drivers of our Ford Fiestas, and the lower CO2 emissions of the new Fiesta ECOnetic models will help us deliver on our lower emissions policy as well as providing reduced fuel consumption.
"As a company we have an overall fleet CO2 reduction target of 40 per cent by the year 2020, having achieved reductions exceeding 10 per cent a year, since 2008. We are expecting these Ford cars to further help in achieving our goal."
Ford ECOnetic technologies are the result of a sustained drive to create highly fuel-efficient vehicles which don’t compromise the driving experience. The Ford Fiesta Edge ECOnetic offers fuel economy of 78.5mpg (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of just 95g/km, which exempts it from road tax and makes it one of the most fuel-efficient five-seater cars on the UK market.