AMT invest £200,000 in electric car fleet

AMT invest £200,000 in electric car fleet

Leeds headquartered car rentals group AMT has invested £200,000 in updating its fleet with the addition of electric cars, including the high performance Tesla.

The Tesla will be available as a daily, weekly or monthly rental option, along with a number of Nissan Leaf models, marking AMT’s commitment to offering a wider choice of energy-efficient cars.

Powered by an electric motor, the cars not only remove the cost of fuel, but also give further cost savings as oil changes are no longer necessary and servicing is much less frequent.

Electric cars are also road tax and congestion charge exempt and eligible for various government incentives.

Andy Crinson, general manager of AMT Vehicle Rental, explained: “With zero emissions and low running costs, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular and as an independent company, we have the flexibility to respond quickly to our customers’ demands.

“We are one of the first rental companies in the UK to offer premium electric cars and hybrids with nearly 10% of our fleet now made up of these energy-efficient vehicles, giving customers a wide range of options from an economical city centre run-about like the Leaf to the stylish high performance Tesla sports car.”

The vehicles will be available at AMT’s Leeds, Manchester Stockport and London locations.