Scottish chauffeur operator Little’s has boosted its eco-fleet after taking delivery of eight new Mercedes-Benz E350e plug-in hybrids.

Little’s managing director Heather Matthews said the new additions, worth a total of £320,000, would take the company a step closer to its goal of having an all-hybrid fleet of 40 cars by 2022. The new E-Classes mean the company is almost half-way to that goal. Little’s fleet also includes a number of Lexus GS350 hybrid models.

“This latest purchase underlines our commitment to sustainable growth and investment in the future of the company,” Matthews said. “The recent technological advances in electric vehicles allow us to incorporate them in increasing numbers on fleet, secure in the knowledge that as well as their green credentials, clients will still experience the luxury they expect from a Little’s car.”

Little’s is one of Scotland’s biggest chauffeur fleets It was established in Glasgow in 1966 and has offices in Edinburgh and, since 2016, in London, as well as international partners.

“We have seen a marked increase in the focus of large corporations on reducing their impact on the environment when it comes to business travel, so it is a natural progression for us to update our fleet to meet the demands of those clients”. Matthews added.

The company specialises in corporate travel, including airport and rail transfers and event delegate transport at single and multiple venue roadshows. Little’s has provided chauffeur services for large events including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, G8 Summit and the Open golf championships.