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.


GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

Can it pay to think differently about the way we travel? Our expert panelists examine how the new concept of ‘mobility’ is impacting the fleet sector

Expert Panel

Following the launch of the Department of Transport’s consultation into making charge points more accessible, GreenFleet’s expert panelists give their views on the key factors that will shape the electric vehicle market’s development in the near future.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Leasing

How can leasing and contract hire firms help with the wider role of fleet management? And what role does the industry play in driving down emissions? We ask our new expert panel for their views.

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

GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert panel to assess the place of electric vehicles in company car fleets and what the major barriers to adoption will be moving forward.

GreenFleet Expert Panel - Connectivity

Technology is changing the way we travel. GreenFleet quizzes its telematics expert panel on how connectivity is facilitating new mobility trends, aiding fleet management, and reducing CO2 emissions.

Expert Panel: Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles continue to go from strength to strength with manufacturers seeing record sales thus far in 2016. GreenFleet and its panel of experts evaluate how well-equipped the UK’s charging infrastructure is to support greater uptake.

EV Expert Panel

Whilst still a small percentage of the overall vehicle market, the amount of electric vehicles in the UK is growing rapidly. GreenFleet and its panel of experts look at how the UK electric vehicle market and its incentive schemes compare to other European countries with an appetite for green motoring

Expert Panel - Telematics

How has telematics - and the wealth of data it creates - evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession? GreenFleet taps into the minds of its expert telematics panel.

Expert Panel - Security and Hacking

Cyber security concerns are increasing as the fleet industry embraces greater connectivity. GreenFleet and our inaugural expert panel examine the latest cases of vehicle telematics hacking and how the industry is reacting to address the growing concern.

While its futuristic-sounding name might not take it into the stratosphere, Richard Gooding finds that the new Citroën SpaceTourer does offer increased space and seating flexibility

The Suzuki Celerio is one of the cleanest standard internal combustion-engined cars GreenFleet has ever tested. Richard Gooding finds out that low emissions doesn’t necessarily mean low fun

Road Test: Nissan Leaf Tekna 30kWh

Month Three: A highly usable range and impressive cost savings are just two benefits of the Nissan Leaf 30kWh. What has it been like living with the world’s best-selling electric car over the course of three months, and what other enjoyable qualities does it have? Richard Gooding has the answers

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