February 20, 2011 19:01 ET

Swinton Backing CO2 Targets, as White Van Man Gets Greener

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2011) - New challenging targets have been set by the European Parliament to continue the process of ongoing CO2 emission reductions made by vehicle manufacturers, reveals Swinton Commercial, a leading provider of commercial van insurance.

The legislation will see short term targets for light commercial vehicles (LCV), aiming at 175g/km CO2 reduction between 2014 – 2017, and long term targets intending to reach 147g/km CO2 by 2020.

The news is welcomed by van enthusiasts across the country, as demonstrated by an online survey of 1200 respondents undertaken by Swinton Van Insurance, which discovered 87 per cent of van drivers want to become greener and 64 per cent believe there is more they can do.

This new legislation is further evidence of the commercial industry committing itself to lowering CO2 emissions for LCVs and coincides with the on-going introductions of ultra-low carbon running vehicles and electric vehicles that are entering the LCV market.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial, said: "This new legislation implemented by the European Parliament is welcome news for an industry constantly striving to tackle carbon emissions and is further backed by the responses to our survey which revealed just how keen van drivers are to back this new green technology."

About Swinton

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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