FLEET Alliance is now managing a fleet of Toyota RAV4 hybrids for London-based SELDOC Healthcare.

The deal was arranged by Fleet Alliance’s Jonathan Nolan, who advised SELDOC Healthcare – a not-for-profit GP co-operative serving 2.5m patients – to move from outright purchase to business contract hire with maintenance.

A new batch of six RAV4 Design Hybrids have now been added to the 10-vehicle fleet which are now managed through Fleet Alliance’s award-winning e-Fleet fleet management platform and lower operational costs.

We sourced the vehicles through our multi-funding panel to ensure the best possible price and have taken all the hassle of fleet administration away from SELDOC so they can concentrate on their core business and we can focus on ours.

Jonathan Nolan, Fleet Alliance

The new vehicles have been specially modified to meet Covid guidelines, with partitions fitted between the front and rear seats so that drivers and doctors are socially distanced. Telematics has also been introduced to ensure vehicles can be re-routed to patients quickly in an emergency.

Further modifications include roof bars fitted with green lights rather than blue, signwriting including the essential ‘Doctor on Call’, and distinctive green and yellow ‘Battenberg’ markings for greater visibility.

Because SELDOC’s work is in heavily built up, urban areas, greener hybrid vehicles were a requirement from an air quality perspective, while the AWD capability meant they could be effective all year round under any weather conditions, added Nolan.

SELDOC Healthcare finance director, Matt Abercrombie, said: “We needed the right vehicles to support our clinical teams and deliver services as safely as possible. With plenty of space for all the necessary medical equipment and enough room to accommodate both driver and GP socially distanced, with internal screens fitted.

“We also wanted the new vehicles to be as green as possible from a clean air point of view and to have year-round capability with all wheel drive. Jonathan Nolan was able to deliver the perfect vehicles to meet our needs. Our drivers and clinical teams are delighted with this vehicle upgrade.”

Martin Brown, managing director of Fleet Alliance added: “We are delighted to provide such key workers as SELDOC Healthcare with lower emission vehicles to continue to carry out the essential services that they have been delivering throughout this pandemic and wish them every success.”

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