If you've answered yes to this question, you're identified in business terms as a 'grey fleet' driver. Did you know that depending on the number of miles travelled, you could save money by hiring a vehicle? And you will have the advantage of driving a car with the latest vehicle technology and avoid further depreciation of your own vehicle.
We have devised the 'Grey Fleet Calculator' below to act as a handy tool for you to use to work out whether a hire car is a more cost effective option for your trip. Some of the fields have been pre-populated with typical values for grey fleet / hire vehicles but feel free to update them with your own specific details for a more accurate calculation.
Determine your CO2 emissions http://www.gov.uk/co2-and-vehicle-tax-tools.
CO2 emissions for all Europcar vehicles are supplied with fleet details http://ww.europcar.co.uk/our-fleet
Figure based on a typical vehicle in our compact vehicle category including Collision Damage and Theft Waiver
Visit http://www.fuel-economy.co.uk/stats.html to check the average miles per gallon for your selected vehicle
Find the current fuel prices in your local area http://www.petrolprices.com
Calculate your total journey mileage, visit http://www.theaa.com
Figures based on the rules for calculation supplied by: http://www.gov.uk/expenses-and-benefits-business-travel-mileage/rules-for-tax
Car Fuel and emissions data - Determine your car CO2 emissions
Journey planner - Plan your journey online
BVRLA advice - Advice for consumers about how to reduce the use of 'grey fleet' vehicles.
Green Fleet - Dedicated to promoting a cleaner environment.
www.PetrolPrices.com - Find current fuel prices in your local area