Although we still have many kilometres to go in the future to get to a zero-carbon footprint, there is much we can do today. In fact, it is within a company’s power to continuously move and manage its operations and transport towards greener mobility.
At Go Green, we do this by making responsible and realistic choices about how we buy, lease and use vehicles – towards a greener future.
In practice, this means integrating newer, technologically advanced vehicles into our business process, those with better or more sophisticated engines, which allow good utilisation and consequently lower emissions into the environment. We also choose vehicles with more rational fuel consumption, resulting in lower CO2 emissions.
- The realistic options for improving transport are not ideal, but they are a way to get there
As a transport company, we are naturally concerned about development, innovation, technology, and the overall idea of achieving lower and lower pollution. But as a company that provides different transport services for different customer needs, it is also important to achieve these expectations.
The integration of electric vehicles into services and the associated time requirements for vehicle charging can only be gradually implemented into operational business. Hybrid vehicles are an excellent solution for the time being but not ideal. The use of hybrid vehicles allows us to deliver within the expectations of our customers or passengers. Even if the journey is unexpectedly extended due to passenger preferences or conditions, the transport can be carried out as efficiently as possible and in the desired time.
- Lower carbon footprint of vehicles – a factor in the decision on the type of transport
For a given category of transport, we can offer the appropriate vehicle model from the manufacturer of your choice, but for optimum utilisation and the lowest possible carbon footprint, the choice of powertrain is also based on the technological parameters and requirements of the individual order or the customer’s preferences: the expected number of passengers and pieces of luggage and the itinerary considering the distance and the stops envisaged.
At the point where we are in our development, we are aware that each of the chosen modes of transport has its advantages, but also its disadvantages in the overall view of sustainability.
- Electric vehicles already offer the possibility of a lower carbon footprint
For shorter journeys within urban environments, the benefits of electric motors can be fully exploited. They are almost completely silent, acceleration is smooth and extremely dynamic, and the first-class impression of being driven in a technologically advanced car is enhanced by the knowledge that the carbon footprint of the journey was zero. However, we must not forget that this achievement is only a parameter – the vehicle has been manufactured, includes environmentally harmful elements, and will one day have to be phased out.
Due to the real (limited) ranges of electric vehicles and the time needed to charge the vehicle, we are integrating them gradually.
Plug-in hybrids are very close to pure electric vehicles in both purpose and driving experience, with the additional internal combustion engine providing longer range and higher speeds, but at the same time much lower CO2 emissions and extremely low fuel consumption than older powertrains. They deliver the quality of the order within the expectations of the passengers and are not distance dependent (as with purely electric vehicles).
Electric vehicle technology is advancing rapidly, but it will be a few years before we can always fully rely on such vehicles and in all places, especially in a wide range of professional situations. Plug-in hybrids are therefore the optimal choice for urban, short- and medium-distance driving.
- A good choice for longer distances
For longer journeys with a higher mass load, beyond the current limitations of electric car technology, vehicles with a conventional hybrid drive offer many advantages compared to diesel or petrol cars: the main ones are, of course, the reduced environmental impact of exhaust emissions and fuel economy.
In electric mode at lower speeds, the driving experience is elegant, but the exceptional comfort continues even when the efficient and technically sophisticated latest-generation internal combustion engine takes over.
The technological sophistication, continuous development and progress of electric and hybrid vehicles ensure a sustainable future in terms of environmental pollution in the field of high-quality transport, which is the core business of Go Green. Such state-of-the-art solutions allow us to be optimistic and to realise our vision of greener mobility every year.