Medium-term Solutions on the Route to a Zero-Emission Fleet: With Andy Biggs
Do you have an ageing fleet? Are you looking to replace your vehicles with the latest Euro 6 compliant products?
With the transition to zero-emission buses on the horizon and much R&D still to be done, our used vehicle sales manager, Andy Biggs, is asking bus operating companies and industry stakeholders for their thoughts on taking action in the medium term.
“Manufacturers are striving to develop new products, but serious questions still exist regarding the funding of such high capital cost vehicles or the financial support available, infrastructure (which remains woeful at best), and product performance which is still largely unknown over the longer term.”
“These areas are still lacking the clarity and substantiation needed to create a comfortable decision for operators to make the shift from combustion to alternative fuel vehicles”, and therefore “an interim solution might just be your safest bet”.
So how do you bridge the gap for the next 1-3 years?
A Mistral rental solution could be the best option for your company in such uncertain times. You could dispose of those aged and unreliable vehicles now and replace with a medium-term rental of the latest Euro 6 diesel fleet supported with full manufacturer warranty for the next 1-3 years. This alleviates fear of rapidly declining residuals over the next few years, whilst helping your fleet to remain compliant with environmental policies as well as improving passenger experience and reducing R&M costs.
Then, when you are ready to make the transition to alternative fuel vehicles, we can offer you an easy road to replacement through a lease package or asset finance arrangement.
To find out about the solutions we can offer your business, get in touch with Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your dedicated regional sales manager.