Readypower Group swaps diesel vans for Toyota Corolla Commercial hybrids

Readypower Toyota Corollas

Readypower Group has replaced its fleet of diesel vehicles with 45 new Toyota Corolla Commercial vans.

The new vehicles entered service in October, used by the company’s engineers to support clients across the country.

Tony Buckland, transport manager at Readypower Group, said: “We have been running diesel vans and were keen to address the issue of our vehicle emissions. We looked at diesel models available on the market, but by choosing Corolla Commercial hybrids we have been able to reduce our average fleet CO2 emissions.

“There is a further positive as we are supporting British industry with the vans being built here in the UK.”

The specialist rail and infrastructure services provider operates out of six principal hubs and additional satellite facilities across the UK, it supports customers in a wide range of sectors, including rail, power, highways and regulated infrastructure.

Neil Broad, general manager One Toyota Fleet Services, said: “Our Corolla Commercial enjoys a unique position, being the only full petrol hybrid electric van available in the UK market.  Its efficient hybrid system is self-charging, so businesses do not have to factor in vehicle downtime for recharging. This makes it a practical and attractive proposition for customers who are not yet in a position to adopt fully electric vehicles.”  

The Corolla Commercial is built at Toyota UK’s manufacturing plant in Derby and is derived from the Corolla Touring Sports passenger car.  Available in a single equipment grade, its standard specification includes the full complement of Toyota Safety Sense active safety and driver assistance features. 

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