Picking a company car is not something to rush into. As a fleet manager you will want to decide on what aspects of a vehicle are important to your business, before then exploring all of the options which are available to you.

One of the most important considerations is eco-friendliness, and thanks to massive strides made in technology in recent years motorists now have a large number of motors to weigh up.

Here are just a few to consider before visiting Listers.co.uk and arranging your contract hire and leasing.

Picking An Eco-friendly Car For Your Business

Volkswagen Up Hatchback

The Volkswagen Up is a small car which has been on the market for a short period of time. With the German manufacturer’s BlueMotion technology however, the vehicle is perfectly suited to the demands of the modern business.

The 1.0 BlueMotion Tech Move Up 5d model is capable of achieving 68mpg and boasts CO2 emissions of 95g/km, which means that it fits into the A-band of the Vehicle Excise Duty.

Another selling point is that the Up is in Group 1 for car insurance, which will also help to keep costs down.

Audi A1 Sportback

Another small yet classy car which is ideal for business use is the Audi A1 Sportback. It is fantastic value for money and boasts a range of frugal engines which emit low CO2, making it one of the most eco-friendly vehicles out there.

The 1.6TDI SE 5d version is capable of achieving 74mpg from a motor which outputs 103bhp, with a 99g/km CO2 emissions figure, putting it alongside the Up in the VED A-band. With five doors, this version of the A1 offers a more practical option for business use, challenging the MINI Clubman in this sector.

BMW 1 Series Hatchback

BMW’s line-up of company cars is impressive, with both the 3 and 5 Series being popular options for many years now. Another competitor in the small vehicle sector is the 1 Series, especially in the form of the 114d ES (Business Media) model. It features a 1,598cc engine which outputs 93bhp, with motorists being able to benefit from 68mpg – the same as the Up.

When it comes to eco-friendliness, the BMW emits 109g/km of CO2, which ensures that road tax costs are kept as low as possible.

Toyota Auris

The Toyota Auris is another vehicle which fits in just below the 100g/km CO2 emissions mark. The 1.4D-4D Active 5d model is known for its reliability and economy, with motorists getting 74mpg on average from a 1,364cc engine which outputs 88bhp.

With a top speed of 109mph and a 0-60mph timing of 11.5 seconds, drivers will enjoy being in control of this model.