seat ecomotives appeal to ethical travellers

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20 December 2011
An award-winning ethical travel company has underlined its commitment to the environment by adding a dozen SEAT Ecomotive models to its UK vehicle fleet.
Camps International, which offers a range of gap year volunteering experiences and school expeditions at locations across East Africa, South East Asia and Latin America, has taken delivery of 11 Leon E Ecomotive models and one Ibiza E Ecomotive.
The ultra-economical, low-emission vehicles will be used by the Hampshire-based company’s UK sales team as they travel to schools and colleges the length and breadth of Britain liaising with young people and organisations interested in all manner of life-changing travel options.
The stylish new additions to the company’s fleet will allow Camps International to slash its fuel costs while members of the sales team will also make significant tax savings as a result of the cars’ impressive environmental credentials.
Camps International Group Financial Controller, Carl Palmer, said: ‘We were looking at all the options, but the SEAT Ecomotive range ticked all the boxes for us.
‘We’re a carbon-neutral company and we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously which is why it was very important that we opted for a clean car with low emissions. But we were also incredibly impressed with the fuel economy of the Ibiza and Leon Ecomotives, and the savings we could make by running them.
‘We were also offered a terrific deal by the local dealer, Snows SEAT, and, having worked with the dealership before we knew they’d give us a great service.’
With their winning blend of style, comfort, practicality and, of course, economy, SEAT’s Leon and Ibiza E Ecomotive models are the perfect choice for fleet operators like Camps International.
As a family-sized hatchback the Leon E Ecomotive’s 99 g/km CO2 emissions are particularly impressive, as its official combined cycle economy figure of 74.3 mpg. This exceptional economy arrives by virtue of the Leon’s state-of-the-art common rail turbodiesel engine, Brake Energy Recovery technology, Start/Stop system and enhanced aerodynamics.
Meanwhile, the supermini-sized Ibiza E Ecomotive employs the same technology to achieve CO2 emissions of just emissions to 92 g/km and a superb combined cycle fuel economy figure of 80.7 mpg.
What’s more, given their excellent efficiency, both models are exempt from road tax and the potentially costly London Congestion Charge.
Sally Livingstone-Dennis, SEAT UK National Fleet Sales Manager, said: ‘SEAT’s range of Ecomotive models are proving increasingly popular with business car users, fleet operators and private motorists. And it’s easy to see why.
‘All the models in the range offer exceptional fuel economy which is a crucial consideration given that fuel costs always seem to be rising. But, despite this economy, Ecomotive drivers sacrifice nothing in terms of comfort, convenience or driving enjoyment.
‘In addition, given that the models boast such low emissions, they are the perfect choice for responsible and ethical businesses such as Camps International.’
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Camps International staff (from left) James Chetwode, Marketing Manager; Rachael Collins, Expedition Co-ordinator; and James West, Expedition Co-ordinator with their SEAT Leon E Ecomotives

Camps International staff (from left) James Chetwode, Marketing Manager; Rachael Collins, Expedition Co-ordinator; and James West, Expedition Co-ordinator with their SEAT Leon E Ecomotives

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