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Lancashire's largest Chauffeur firm has become one of only three Operators in England to be granted permission to add Mercedes Smart Cars to their current Private Hire Taxi Fleet as the firm moves to secure a foothold in the Private Hire market in Fylde, Preston and Blackpool.  After weeks of negotiations and meetings the Taxi Licensing Department of Fylde Borough Council and the elected members of the Public Protection Committee granted permission for the Fylde to introduce the North West's first operator of the Smart for One & Three passenger vehicles as a "Carriage for Hire".

Fylde Executive have always strived to keep the environment at the top of their agenda by ensuring that the greenest of non electric engines are used and by adopting a policy of native species tree planting to help offset their carbon footprint.  Managing Director John Coombes said

"Although the green agenda has always been at the top of our agenda, due to the mileage limitations of the current electric and Hybrid car market we have always struggled to adopt such vehicles onto our fleet.  We have achieved our goals through fuel efficient models and that is why the addition of the Mercedes Smart Cars to our fleet will help us further stretch our targets"

"The local Fylde Council Licensing authority have worked closely with us with us in ensuring these cars were accepted onto the Councils list of approved vehicles and the Members of the Committee were pleased with the cars size and safety levels.  The vehicle has just been adopted onto the fleet with orders already in the pipe line for the Smart for Four variant.  The "Just for One" service will attend to those shorter, local mid-week transfers for one passenger with an overnight bag, which makes up a considerable percentage of our daytime work, enabling our Executive Mercedes Benz E & S Class fleet to be used for the longer distance transfers across Lancashire and to Manchester and Liverpool Airports"

The "Just for Three" service will be offered as a Taxi service to all FEC's clients offering them an additional 10% discount off their normal Taxi rates.  The new range of Smart Car has come at a great time for us and the larger 3 passenger model will help change people's perceptions of the Smart car from a mere "Hippy Style Gimmick" to an acceptable form of green transport.  The NCAP safety rating, zero road fund licence and excellent fuel economy around town make this car a strong business option, we just need the Chauffeur and Private Hire Insurance Market to wake up and accept this range of vehicles onto their books.

Managing Director John Coombes added

"The Smart Car has been welcomed enthusiastically by our clients and bookings are already being taken.  This expansion into the Private Hire market will ensure continued growth during 2017 in an otherwise stagnant Lancashire market.  Our online booking tool for our UK wide client base will be backed up by our local car service for clients wishing to book transfers in the Lytham St Annes, Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool areas through the Autocab Ghost Premium software offering e-booking and Smart phone App, (FEC Private Hire) we are keen to capture both the business and private travel undertaken by our clients and to become a one stop shop for all their travel needs"

"With a new smart office move planned for the summer, our expansion plan is on track and our foundations for the future more secure"

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