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Little’s Chauffeur Drive Gives Green Light to State of the Art Hybrid Fleet

Posted: 12th May 2015

Leading chauffeur drive company, Little’s, has given the green light to hybrid technology with the announcement that five new luxurious eco-friendly Lexus cars will be joining its fleet.

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The investment is one of the most significant in recent times for the family-run firm and is part of Little’s commitment to creating an environmentally sustainable business.
Combining the latest green technology with Little’s immaculately presented burgundy livery, while also being fitted with the highest specification of interior, the five Lexus GS 300h saloons will join Little’s Scottish fleet operating from its base in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 
Not only will the full hybrid vehicles help the business strengthen its own green credentials, it is also an indication of Little’s ongoing commitment to the highest levels of service for its clients. Business travel is the largest generator of carbon emissions for many major companies and has become a top sustainability priority, so the availability of a high-end hybrid chauffeur service is of real benefit in fulfilling corporate sustainability targets.

 
The new cars, arranged through Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services and supplied through Lexus Glasgow, are the SE version of the GS 300h, which comes with dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable seats, a 12-speak audio system with DAB tuner, LED ambient cabin lighting and automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.
The model’s full hybrid powertrain allows it to run in near-silent all-electric EV mode in slow moving city traffic, reducing tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption to zero.

 

Heather Matthews, Managing Director of Little’s commented: ‘The Lexus GS 300h is the first hybrid we have used and we are confident they will add an important and attractive new dimension to our luxury vehicle fleet.

 

‘Our clients place an increasing emphasis on environmental performance and sustainability, issues that we can address with the highly efficient GS 300h. By running these vehicles we are also able to strengthen the ‘green’ qualities of our own operation.
‘At the same time, the Lexus hybrids provide a very smooth and refined ride and a luxurious, quiet cabin environment, maintaining the high standards of quality and comfort we require of all our vehicles.’

 
Stuart Ferma, Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services, said: ‘Little’s decision to take the GS 300h is an acknowledgement of how Lexus successfully combines its advanced, highly efficient hybrid technology with contemporary luxury and refinement. We are confident the cars will prove a valuable, reliable and worthy addition to their prestigious fleet.’

 

Established almost 50 years ago, Little’s is headquartered in Glasgow but has an international reach, co-ordinating chauffeur services in worldwide locations. The company specialises in corporate travel, including airport and rail transfers and event delegate transport for movements of all sizes. The Little’s team is also experienced in the logistical organisation of single and multiple venue roadshows, taking care of all transport, luggage and passenger requirements. For leisure travellers, they are able to provide bespoke visitor leisure tours and itineraries for worldwide destinations.

 

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