Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has helped
train and bus operator Arriva reduce carbon emissions and savings
after being selected as its sole company car lease supplier.

The transport specialist chose to work with
the Hitachi Capital’s vehicle solutions arm six months ago, with
the lessor looking after all of Arriva’s fleet requirements,
comprising more than 400 vehicles.

The lessor said that Arriva has achieved a
30g/km carbon reduction across new company car models for middle
managers, and monthly rental savings of 8 percent since
consolidating its car fleet requirements. This was made through a
number of changes including extending contracts from 36 to 48
months and negotiated a single supplier deal with Vauxhall, the
Hitachi-owned lessor said.

Richard Yoxall, fleet manager at Arriva, said:
“We have always had a strong relationship with Hitachi Capital, but
recently decided to review our fleet suppliers. The team at Hitachi
Capital have impressed us with their expertise and understanding of
our business. Together we set targets to reduce fleet spend and
carbon emissions, and are already seeing some very positive
results.”

A profile on Hitachi Capital Vehicle
Solutions’ CV arm will appear in the next issue of Leasing
Life.

Antonio Fabrizio