Chard fleet goes greener

Case Study: Chard

West London estate agency and lettings firm Chard has taken a greener route when ferrying potential buyers and tenants around available properties in Notting Hill, Kensington, Brook Green and Fulham.

The company has plans to eventually replace about 50 Toyota Rav4 vehicles with petrol-electric Toyota Prius cars.

Jim Pike, fleet manager, expects the petrol/electric Prius to be three times more economical than the previous model, achieving up to 65.7mpg. So far, it has bought five.

Pike hopes West London customers and residents will be sold on its low CO2 emissions and quiet engine. Property negotiators should also face a lower tax bill.