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.

Paul Philpott President & CEO, Kia Motors UK & Ireland

In August 2016 Kia introduced the its first hybrid, the Niro, and its early success of 1,000 units sold in its first seven weeks put it ahead of the predicted 4,000 sales in a full year. Kia has also just opened a flagship site in west London.


Erik Fairbairn, former Supercar club owner launched EV charging company POD Point in 2009. He made a promise to himself that he would find a way to compensate for all of the carbon he had added to the earth’s atmosphere during his supercar days.

Dale Vince, Founder, Ecotricity

Vince’s EV charging network, the Electric Highway, uses electricity from renewable sources for its 300 pumps across Britain. Whilst it was free to recharge for the last five years, the firm have charges.

Stewart Webster, Managing Director, Iveco UK

Iveco won LGV Manufacturer of the Year at last year’s GreenFleet Awards for its new Stralis, the first gas truck designed for long haulage.

Ken Livingstone

The Congestion charge was introduced on 17 February 2003 under Ken Livingstone. Commentators believed The £5 charge would “destroy” the city’s commercial heart and cause “total gridlock.”

Arne Knaben
, Managing director, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland

2016 saw Volvo Trucks launch improvements on its FM, FMX, FH and FH16 model ranges by increasing engine fuel efficiency and improving aerodynamics, which can potentially reduce fuel costs by up to five per cent.

Dhruv Parekh, CEO, Masternaut

Dhruv Parekh heads up Masternaut, one of Europe’s largest providers of telematics solutions. He will be taking the company forward with connectivity and service innovation.

Managing Director of Surface Transport, TfL

Leon is the lead for London’s electric buses and the newly‑unveiled fully electric bus routes for central London.

Jenny Laing, 
Leader, Aberdeen City Council

Jenny was instrumental in the implementation Europe’s biggest fleet of hydrogen buses in Aberdeen, as well as the UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station.

John Watkins
, Executive Chairman, Trakm8

Trakm8 has been busy acquiring business, the most recent being Route Monkey, and has reorganised its businesses into four units: Trakm8 Fleet, Trakm8 Insurance, Trakm8 Optimisation and Trakm8 Automotive.


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GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

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Expert Panel

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GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

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Expert Panel - Telematics

Our telematics expert panelists share their thoughts on how technology has helped drive down road emissions, how telematics grows the appeal of electric vehicles, and how autonomous vehicles could benefit fleets in the future.

Expert Panel - Electric Fleets

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GreenFleet Expert Panel - Connectivity

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Peugeot Partner SE L2 Electric

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 Q4 Milano Edizione

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Citroën Berlingo Electric L1 635 LX

Recently revised, the Citroën Berlingo Electric now offers more to LCV operators, including cost savings, as well as a larger L2 variant

There is no escaping it. The effect of diesel emissions on air quality, stories about how they affect people’s health and the introduction of toxicity charges on vehicles seem to make up a daily diet of news stories.