Scotland’s biggest local authority has dramatically cut its business travel costs and shrunk its carbon footprint after signing up to a car club. Highland Council, which covers the largest geographical area in the UK, was notching up more than six million miles a year at a cost of more than £2.2 million. The system relied heavily on a “grey fleet”, which sees workers driving their own vehicles for work-related journeys and reclaiming expenses. Now, after a review of transport, the council has introduced 35 car club vehicles. The move has slashed transport costs by around a third in just six months.
Scotsman 27th March 2019 read more »