Recently more and more major companies have been adding hybrid vehicles to their fleets. One of the most notable cars that is taking the industry by storm is Honda’s insight hybrid. Hybrid vehicles are not only saving the companies money in the long run but it is better for the environment. The savings that these companies are realizing are being passed on to the consumers.
If a company can lower their costs they are able to lower the costs to the consumers. UPS is one of the recent companies to be added to the list of hybrid users that include companies such as Wal-Mart. UPS recently added 200 hybrid trucks to it’s delivery fleet. Over the course of a year the expectation is to lower the fuel consumption by about 176,000 gallons. The hybrids will also reduce the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere.
Going hybrid seems to be a great option that is now available to companies. Saving money and saving the environment is a great decision for companies to make. It not only adds value to their company but it adds value to their persona as well. Lately going green is major on the minds of consumers. Consumers are looking for companies that have the same ideals as theirs when it comes to the environment.
These companies will not only make money from the reduced fuel consumption but they may see an increase in consumers. The current outlook of most consumers tends to lean towards companies that are environmental conscious. If given the choice of the same service from a company that is environmentally conscious and one that is not many consumers choose the company that is more conscious. With recent disasters such as the oil spill this outlook is hitting home for even more consumers. With all of these factors it seems that going hybrid is a win-win situation for businesses.