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Northside Truck & Van has bought a fleet of ten smart cars from smart of York to run as courtesy vehicles – with customers swapping their usual Mercedes-Benz trucks or vans for the two-seaters.

The smart cars will operate from Northside’s branches in Bradford, Doncaster, Leeds and Sheffield.

The cars give 83.1 miles per gallon and emit 89g/km of CO2, which means they are road tax exempt.

Northside finance director James Hemingway said:  “While the low running costs and fuel return were major considerations, another factor was the opportunity to use the smarts as a very affordable means of advertising by having them signwritten with our website and freephone number. The cars are being used by our customers while their own vehicles are being maintained in our workshops and initial feedback has been very good.”

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