Arval UK has seen its fleet of 90,000 cars benefit from a 23 per cent fall in emissions since 2008, a real source of inspiration for fleet operators all over the UK. In 2013, the average CO2 emissions for Arval's newest cars was 117.2 g/km, down from 123g/km in 2012, which has fed through to decent cuts in overall emission values. The firm claims these reductions are a combined result of improved emissions ratings of vehicles in the market, an increasing focus on environmental performance and the recommendations it gives customers when they select their vehicles. Robert Pieczka, head of corporate responsibility at Arval, said:æ'With vehicle costs and CO2 emissions directly linked, the environmental performance of the fleet is often a high priority for our customers. That's why we spend a lot of time working with them to deliver the most sustainable and cost effective fleet policy for their business. 'Whether it's because of sustainable or commercial motivations, taking a sustainable approach can deliver great benefit to the business and its drivers.î Last year, Arval launched its Alternative Vehicle Technology Trial to review the most low emission vehicles, enabling customers to make more informed decisions about their fleets. This has followed a greater desire from customers to choose sustainable fleets. Elsewhere in the market, a new vehicle emissions study has shown that Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), an alternative fuel, delivers significant environmental benefits, scoring particularly well when compared to other fuels like petrol and diesel. The fuel is half the pump price of other alternatives, with industry players calling on the Government to do more to promote its availability and use. Linda Gomersall, General Manager of Autogas, the UK's leading LPG Autogas supplier, said: 'The report further underlines the credentials of LPG as a fuel which today is already delivering significant environmental benefits and cost savings at a time when families are feeling the pressure on household budgets. 'We were pleased that the Government committed to a further 10 years of low tax differential for gaseous fuels but we would call for further support. We strongly believe LPG should be treated exactly the same as CNG and LNG in terms of duty differential freeze.î