IKEA’s entire car fleet goes hybrid

Ikea's new car fleet to be made up of Honda Civic Hybrids like this snazzy example

Honda (UK) has sealed a major corporate deal to replace IKEA UK’s entire company car fleet with Civic Hybrids. This follows a commitment made by the home furnishings retailer to reduce its environmental impact and in particular, reduce CO2 emissions.

In total, Honda will supply 50 Civic Hybrids this year, with a further delivery in 2008.

John Kingston, Environment Manager at Honda (UK) said: “Civic Hybrid is really taking off in the corporate sector where businesses want to be seen to be green.

“IKEA’s commitment to replace its entire fleet with Civic Hybrids is a real-life endorsement of the car and the excellent benefits it offers. In terms of cost, fuel efficiency and low emission driving the Civic Hybrid really stacks up,” he added.

The Honda Civic Hybrid has a fuel consumption of 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km. It is also exempt from the London Congestion Charge and benefits from reduced vehicle tax – hybrid owners will pay just £15 per year.

Sewells’ recent Fleet Operator Attitude Survey has also provided another feather in the corporate cap, ranking Honda as the number one manufacturer for the effectiveness of its fleet support programme.