Eco+ - Car Leasing & Purchase

Through our Eco+ business services we provide market leading deals for businesses on car leasing or purchase from most of the well known brands.  As car manufacturers move towards the introduction of new electric and low emission models many top businesses in the UK are introducing a programme of salary sacrifice for staff benefits and retention at zero cost to the business. 

For more information on how your business can provide improved staff benefits at zero cost to the business or to see some of our latest deals please click here and you will be taken to the dedicated webpages for our car leasing business.

If you are a private individual that is looking to lease or purchase a new vehicle please click here and you will will be taken through to our dedicated webpages where you can view our latest deals.  We deal with most of the well known brands and can procure you any vehicle at very competitive rates and will beat any official quote directly from an authorised dealer.

The following companies and organisations have special deal terms.  If you are a staff member not only can you benefit from the tax efficiency of leasing via salary sacrifice, you also benefit from a 20% discount on the monthly published rate. 

For more information on Government & Local Authority action on the reduction of vehicle emissions to combat climate change and improve air quality along with the current applicable standards, please see below.

The Issue

Cars are one of the main contributors to global warming as well as contributing to air pollution that is increasing people's risk of heart and lung disease and asthma. Around half of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) come from transport. They contribute to illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) - pollutants which make chronic illnesses worse, shorten life expectancy and damage lung development.

 

To reduce both global warming and air pollution, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced in London on 8th April 2019.  It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the Congestion Charge zone.  Cars need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge of £12.50 to drive within the zone.

 

As well as the ULEZ five English cities are part of the government’s new air quality plan to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits across the UK “in the shortest possible time” – limits which are currently being breached in a number of UK cities and areas. These are 

 

  1. Birmingham, 

  2. Leeds, 

  3. Nottingham, 

  4. Derby, and

  5. Southampton.

Other cities considering the introduction of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) are:

  • Bath 

  • Bristol

  • Cambridge

  • Leicester

  • Liverpool 

  • Manchester 

  • Oxford 

  • Sheffield 

  • St Albans 

  • Warrington 

  • Wokingham 

  • York 

Local authorities required by the government to produce a local action plan

  • Bolton Borough Council

  • Bury Borough Council

  • Coventry City Council

  • Fareham Borough Council

  • Gateshead Borough Council

  • Guildford Borough Council

  • Middlesbrough Borough Council

  • North Tyneside Council

  • Rochford Borough Council

  • Rotherham Borough Council

  • Rushmoor Borough Council

  • Salford Borough Council

  • Stockport Borough Council

  • Surrey Heath Borough Council

  • Tameside Borough Council

  • Trafford Borough Council

Scotland

The Scottish Government plans to have four Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in operation by 2020, with the first already up and running in Glasgow.

Alongside Glasgow, LEZs are also expected to be introduced in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

 

It’s also expected that Air Quality Management Areas will be established in other Scottish cities and towns by 2023 and they will use LEZs to reduce pollution.

 

Wales

The Welsh Government is seeking views on its Clean Air Zone proposals, which include charging the most polluting vehicles for entering certain parts of its cities.

 

The Welsh Government has said it will encourage local authorities to introduce clean air zones, where evidence suggests they are needed to reduce harmful emissions

 

Cardiff Council has already agreed to conduct a feasibility study to determine if a CAZ is needed in the city.

Applicable Standards

Euro standards - which first appeared in 1992 - are a range of emissions controls that set limits for air polluting nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) from engines. New vehicles and road vehicle engines must show that they meet these limits to be approved for sale.

The ULEZ standards are:

  • Euro 3 for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles (L category)

  • Euro 4 (NOx) for petrol cars, vans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles

  • Euro 6 (NOx and PM) for diesel cars, vans and minibuses and other specialist vehicles

  • Euro VI (NOx and PM) for lorries, buses and coaches and other specialist heavy vehicles (NOx and PM)

Euro 3 became mandatory for all new motorcycles in 2007

Euro 4 became mandatory for all new cars in 2005 and light vans in 2006

Euro 6 became mandatory for all new heavy duty engines for goods vehicles and buses from January 2014, September 2015 for cars and light vans, and September 2016 for larger vans up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

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Ecocert International Ltd

71 - 75 Shelton Street

London     WC2H 9JQ

Tel: 0117 370 5804