February 06, 2011 19:01 ET

Swinton Welcomes Eco Van News from Vauxhall as 21% of Van Drivers Want to Go Green

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2011) - Swinton Commercial is welcoming news from Vauxhall that it is launching 'eco' versions of its range of vans.

The UK van insurance retailer surveyed 1,200 online customers and found that 21% of van drivers would like to invest in greener technologies but are worried about the price. The biggest priority for van drivers now was being fuel-efficient, with 73% saying this was something they thought about on a daily basis while 53% of van drivers would like to reduce their CO2 emissions.

The new Vauxhall range includes two new Luton-built Vivaro ecoFlex vans, both with outputs of 185g/km as well as payloads of up to 1254kg. There is also the Movano ecoFLEX, which is based on the 3.3-tonne L2H2 2.3CDTI model already on sale, featuring efficiency features such as manually operated windows, door mirrors and door locking, a tyre repair kit in lieu of spare wheel and a 56mph speed limiter as standard.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial said, "Green credentials are a big priority for a lot of van drivers and fleet managers at the moment so it is welcome news that Vauxhall is launching a range of vans that are better for the environment. However, van drivers need to be aware that as these features are new technologies, van insurance quotes could well be a little higher as replacement parts are rarer. Van drivers should always check a van insurance premium before making a purchase."

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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