They may not be as iconic as Foxtons’ famous Minis – but London agent Stirling Ackroyd’s choice of new cars is a lot greener.
Stirling Ackroyd has acquired a fleet of eco-friendly BMW electric i3 series, currently exempt from both the congestion charge and the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone, which mean that it can cost up to £24 a day to drive a car into central London.
Stirling Ackroyd has chosen a car which boasts a 160-mile range, and an interior made of sustainable materials such as trendy bamboo.
The firm has had its cars customised to carry the logo “Respecting London”.
CEO Vince Corley said: “Clearly as a nation we must do more to cut Co2 emissions, and we all have a role to play in that, including the property industry.
“The switch to electric cars was driven by the Stirling Ackroyd branch staff, and the feedback from tenants and buyers driven to properties has been very positive.
“They also very much like our commitment to Respecting London.”
The agent has had a busy start to the year, completing its fourth acquisition in 12 months.
Stirling Ackroyd acquired the lettings book of Caddington Blue after a string of acquisitions in 2018, including Lourdes, Bridge Estates and My London Home.
Stirling Ackroyd says it remains committed to its ambition of tripling the size of its business over the next couple of years.
The firm is part of Nick Dunning Associates, which also acquired Badger Holdings two years ago.
* Currently cars which emit under 75 grams per kilometre of CO2 are free from the £11.50 daily congestion charge in London. However this exemption will cease in 2025.