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Devon Doctors chooses the Honda CR-V Hybrid for its fleet

19 July 2019

Bristol Honda, has once again secured the contract to supply award-winning business, Devon Doctors Ltd, providers of urgent out-of-hours GP services in Devon and Somerset. The contract renewal will see the dealership supply Devon Doctors with a fleet of 11 brand-new hybrid CR-Vs, replacing 11 CR-V diesels.

The two companies have worked together in partnership for over nine years and this latest contract commitment is testament to their strong working relationship. As part of the renewal opportunity, Devon Doctors wanted to demonstrate an environmental initiative to their NHS customers. Honda’s recently launched and environmentally friendly new CR-V Hybrid was deemed the perfect vehicle not only because of its use of regenerative Hybrid technology but thanks also to its great fuel economy, and safety technology benefits to the company and its drivers.

The all new CR-V Hybrid features highly advanced i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) technology to achieve new levels of smooth refinement, responsiveness and efficiency. Additionally, its 2-litre petrol engine works seamlessly with a generator that charges the lithium-ion batteries in either two-wheel or all-wheel drive and it is jam-packed full of the latest safety technology via the Honda SENSING package, fitted as standard.

David Wright, Fleet Manager at Devon Doctors, said: “We are an extremely busy team, covering all Devon and Somerset based health centres, so we need reliable, safe cars that are also as environmentally-friendly as possible bearing in mind the number of miles we cover. We have a longstanding relationship with Bristol Honda Corporate Sales and have always been pleased with their service and support we receive as a specialised fleet operation. This, coupled with the fact that Honda’s latest Hybrid CR-V ticked all the boxes in terms of our vehicle requirements, meant the Honda CR-V Hybrid was our obvious choice. We’re very much looking forward to receiving our cars so we can hit the roads and continue supporting the people of Devon and Somerset.”

Leon Wilce, Corporate Sales Manager at Bristol Honda, added: “It goes without saying that we’re delighted to be able to continue our relationship with Devon Doctors, as a hugely valued and longstanding corporate customer of ours and Honda. The company’s’ desire to become more environmentally sustainable within their operations is commendable and we are delighted that we can support this via their Honda CR-V Hybrid fleet.”

As part of the contract implementation, Leon will be delivering CR-V Hybrid product familiarisation training sessions with the drivers at the various vehicle based locations, to ensure they are fully aware of all the features and benefits of the all new Honda CR-V Hybrid.