Goodyear tyres win environmental award

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By Oliver Hall

Goodyear tyres have scooped the Environmental Award at the prestigious 2010 Fleet News Awards.

The judges praised the fuel saving qualities of Goodyear’s EfficientGrip tyres and recognised the successful green programmes introduced by the firm at the annual ceremony earlier this week.

Lisa Faulkner, fleet manager for Goodyear, said: “We are delighted to win this award in recognition of the benefits delivered by EfficientGrip.

“This is something that fleet managers have been quick to realise by choosing a tyre that offers exceptional fuel efficiency without the need to compromise on safety. The award also underlines our company-wide commitment to the environment.”

She added: “As prices at the pump continue to soar, there has never been a better time to look at ways to save fuel. Only this week, the AA has warned that soaring wholesale prices, an increase in duty on 1 April and the end of the subsidy for biofuel producers could push the cost of petrol close to 124p a litre just after Easter.”

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