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Norton Way Motors wins BA fleet deal

Norton Way Motors has won the contract to provide 100 Honda Civic Hybrids to British Airways, representing one of the largest hybrid fleet contracts in the UK.

The low-emission Civic Hybrids will make up nearly half of BA's total company car fleet, and after delivery this summer, will be used by the airline's sales force to cut each driver's CO2 emissions by one tonne per year.

Norton Way, which is now owned by Marubeni Auto Investment, will provide all the servicing for the 100 Civic Hybrids at its Letchworth site in Hertfordshire.

John Kingston, environment manager, Honda (UK), said: "The scale of this contract with BA is a ringing endorsement for the Civic Hybrid and its excellent environmental credentials.”

Total sales of Honda's Civic Hybrid trebled last year and corporate sales are up 295% to (537 units), compared to the same period in 2007.

Honda quotes 61.4mpg with the Civic Hybrid which also produces 109g/km of carbon dioxide, meaning it’s congestion charge exempt and in the lowest tax band.



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