The GreenFleet 100 Most Influential list is a mix of individuals that have helped the transport sector become greener.

These range from fleet managers to vehicle manufacturers, policy makers and green campaigners.

Dr Ben Lane

Dr Ben Lane founded Next Green Car, a website that gives honest advice on the environmental credentials of a vehicle. He also operates, an electric car and charge point site built around a UK-wide charge point map.

Colin Ferguson

Colin founded Route Monkey to provide scheduling and routing software solutions to fleets. Uniquely, Route Monkey can manage mixed fleets of conventional and electric vehicles (EVs). Route Monkey’s EVOS software is the first fleet optimisation tool specifically designed for EVs.


Alex was responsible for introducing electric vehicles to the taxi fleet and now has over 20 Nissan LEAF taxis on the road, as well as running over 40 hybrid vehicles. This work saw him appointed as a board member for Zero Carbon Futures, an initiative that aims to develop new technologies surrounding low carbon vehicles.


Mike runs Fleetdrive Electric, a company that leases electric and hybrid vehicles. The firm was a partner in the pioneering My Electric Avenue project which looked at the impact that EV charging has on the local electricity grid.


Jon Wakefield became managing director last year although he joined the company in 2012. He will be bringing forward an array of advanced new products, as well autonomous drive technologies.

Carlos Tavares

PSA Group sales topped the one-million mark in Europe last year, rising 7.4 per cent. Taking the company forward, Carlos will be key in the delivery of 11 new electric models within the next five years.

Gary Savage, CEO, Mercedes-Benz UK

Gary is recognised for his influence on the success of Mercedes-Benz UK over the past two years, and was named Business Leader of the Year at the 2016 AM Awards. Going forwards, the firm is planning its own distinct line of electric vehicles.

Rory Harvey, Managing director, Vauxhall UK

Rory Harvey was appointed to the position of chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors in 2015. Vauxhall made an impact on the low‑carbon industry when the Ampera came out in 2011 as it was the first time range-extended technology had been used on an electric vehicle.

Andy Barratt

Andy Barratt was appointed chairman and managing director at Ford of Britain from 1 July 2015. The company’s EcoBoost technology has been successful at providing lower emissions and improved fuel consumption.

Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor UK

In the last ten years since Whitehorn joined Hyundai Motor UK, the company has been transformed. It has risen from 21st best-selling car maker in the UK to the top ten, sold over 600,000 vehicles (1,000,000 vehicles since 1982) and has more than doubled its market share.


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