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Allianz switches to hybrid power

Allianz switches to hybrid power

Allianz Insurance has announced a new vehicle fleet deal with Toyota and Lexus.

As part of its commitment to create a sustainable future, Allianz Insurance has announced a new vehicle fleet deal with Toyota and Lexus.

The agreement, which will run until 2023, will see the Insurer switch to hybrid power with the Toyota and Lexus vehicle fleet deal.

Allianz will receive a delivery of up to 200 vehicles a year as it transitions its vehicle fleet away from diesel power to Toyota's self-charging hybrid technology. The new arrangement also supports UK automotive manufacturing, as the models will include the new Toyota Corolla and Corolla Touring Sports, both of which are built at Toyota's factory in Derbyshire.

Allianz has more than 800 Employee Fleet company car drivers, which meet the prerequisite of covering 8,000 miles a year. The Employee Fleet will include Allianz's team of Engineer Surveyors who in an average year travel more than 6,000,000* business miles, so the new move to hybrid power is expected to significantly reduce environmental impact.

Reliability was also a key consideration, addressed by the proven reputation of Toyota and Lexus hybrids for lasting quality and problem-free performance.

Bettina Gross, head of procurement, Allianz Insurance, said: "At Allianz we are committed to creating a more sustainable future. I'm delighted that our large vehicle fleet is a key area of our business where we can take positive steps to reduce our environmental impact.

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