Environmental Products We Supply at Sturgess

Being a motor retailer, we naturally realise that our business activities can have an impact on Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere and therefore we actively strive to educate our customers to reduce their footprint on the environment.

The franchise partners we work with also all recognise the importance of the effect they have on the environment and are constantly reviewing their product ranges to reduce the impact of Co2 emissions with updated model and powertrain choices.

The brands we currently represent, being Hyundai, Suzuki and BYD all have established model ranges offering either full Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) or Mild Hybrid (MHEV) options.

All our manufacturer partners are working hard to meet the UK Governments’ Zero Emissions Mandate targets, which states that from 2024, 22% of new passenger cars sold into the UK market need to be BEV models. This increases to 80% by 2030.

Our sales staff have been intensively trained to assist customers in recognising where a low emission vehicle, of whatever type, would be beneficial to them when looking to reduce their environmental impact.

  • Each new car displayed in our showrooms has a colour coded fuel efficiency rating shown alongside. The rating, which goes from A to G demonstrates to the customer that the lower the rating, the lower the Co2 emission, and therefore the lower the associated road tax on the vehicle.
  • A similar scheme is also offered on our Used Car Selection with our point of sale displays clearly showing Co2 emissions, miles per gallon and associated road tax band.
  • We actively assist business customers in demonstrating the potential emissions and running costs associated with their company car choice.
  • We are a part of the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme, established by The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the Energy Savings Trust (EST). This scheme offers impartial advise to consumers on what the benefits are of BEV vehicle ownership.
  • We publicise both electronically and online a series of driving tips to help customers drive in a more careful and responsible way. It is important that our customers recognise that they can also be a safer driver and at the same time cut exhaust emissions, save fuel, and at the same time save money at the fuel pump.