Harcourts South Coast purchase Hybrid vehicles to support a cleaner environment

GREEN: Harcourts' Inge Dellaert, Michelle Taylor, Mandy Strauch and Northpoint Fleurieu's Isabelle Barker.
GREEN: Harcourts' Inge Dellaert, Michelle Taylor, Mandy Strauch and Northpoint Fleurieu's Isabelle Barker.

There is one business on the south coast which is making a move to reduce carbon emissions and try to make a difference.

Harcourts South Coast has updated its office vehicles and is excited to have purchased three Toyota Hybrids from Northpoint Fleurieu in Victor Harbor.

The company cars drive over 120,000 kilometres a year around the South Coast, so director Sam Forde said the purchase will help the environment and reduce expenditure on fuel. 'We are thrilled to add three Toyota Corolla's to our fleet of Harcourts South Coast vehicles," Ms Forde said.

"We were particularly drawn to the Hybrids, supporting a cleaner environment with less pollution emitted. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful clean part of the world, so by purchasing these fabulous hybrid vehicles, we are doing a small part to help preserve the beautiful south coast.

"The process was made easy by having Northpoint Fleurieu offering such an extensive array of vehicles, to help service the local community."

Harcourts South Coast Property Manager Mandy Strauch said there will be a great saving on fuel.

"The Corolla is absolutely amazing, it is so much fun to drive and with the amount of driving I do, it is just fabulous and packed with so many features for a small car," Ms Strauch said.

"Best of all is the fuel economy. I can't believe I am getting around 1000 kilometres to a tank of petrol and they are so quiet you sometimes get out of the car and forget you haven't turned it off."

Harcourts South Coast has a team of 33 staff across its two offices in Victor Harbor and Goolwa.

Northpoint Toyota sales specialist Isabelle Barker said the hybrid is the "way of the future".

"It runs on fuel and battery and the car completely charges itself and more businesses should follow this initiative by Harcourts South Coast," Ms Barker said.

"We will have the first Hybrid Rav 4 SUV to hit the market and from a 52 litre tank, you would get approximately 1100 kilometres."

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