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Ecologic LPG Cars

Proton Ecologic LPG


Big organisations such as Humberside Police and the Hosiptal Group

The Hospital Group Case Study


One of the UK’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery has replaced its fleet with Proton GEN-2 ecoLogic dual fuel vehicles, dramatically cutting the running costs of its fleet by tens of thousands of pounds a year.


Bromsgrove-based The Hospital Group offers its patients a door to door chauffeur service to help reduce the stress of surgery. With 15 clinics in the UK, each of the 12 vehicles in its fleet cover on average 100,000 miles per year. The new fleet of Proton GEN-2 ecoLogic vehicles supplied by family run Proton dealership The Car Lot in Halesowen are due to drastically reduce fuel costs every year.


The Hospital Group Transport Manager Sarb Sandu said: “This move to using the new Proton GEN-2 is a very positive one for The Hospital Group. We travel miles and miles each day, transporting our patients to and from our private hospital in the midlands, Dolan Park, now we can help our patients as well as helping the environment.”


The Proton GEN-2 ecoLogic is dual fuel, able to run on petrol or LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), an increasingly attractive alternative following the huge rise in the cost of petrol and diesel. Typically, LPG produces less carbon monoxide, particulates and nitrous oxides than other fuel sources, plus a 15-20% reduction in carbon dioxide compared to petrol. LPG currently retails at around 65.3p* per litre and there are over 1,400 refuelling sites around the UK, including motorway service stations and at major supermarkets.


Humberside Police have been running LPG converted Proton vehicles for over 10 years and, with just over 300 on their current fleet, have saved over £300,000 on fuel costs per year. Alan Hocking, from Humberside Police, explains: "We began trialling LPG vehicles in 1996 and we've never looked back. 70 per cent of our fleet that run on LPG are Proton vehicles and we encourage our drivers to run on LPG 90 per cent of the time if possible. For us, the Proton GEN-2 represents great value for money and helps us run a more economical and ecological fleet."


Simon Park, General Manager Sales and Marketing for Proton Cars (UK) Ltd. said: “For fleet managers clocking up this kind of mileage, the vast cost savings on fuel are a compelling reason for businesses to consider the Proton GEN-2 ecoLogic when purchasing fleet vehicles. Even the average UK driver doing 10,000 miles per year could save over £500 per year on their fuel costs, simply by switching to LPG.”


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