Teams are gearing up for France's first 'green' rally for company cars. The event, taking place on June 11th, is being organised by the Observatoire du Véhicule d'Entreprise, an association created at the initiative of BNP Paribas' vehicle leasing and fleet-management company, Arval, in collaboration with the regional council of Côtes d'Armor in Brittany.

The aim is to highlight the benefits of ecologically-aware driving in terms of fuel consumption, the emission of greenhouse gases, and road safety. Eight teams, including four trained in 'green' driving, will compete on a coastal route in western France. Among Arval's customers who will take part are: Orange, Otis, TNT, Wolseley, Eurovia, Dexia and Citroen. There will also be a team from Arval/BNP Paribas.The winning team will be the one which achieves the highest levels of 'green' driving, according to data on speed, fuel consumption, and smooth driving collected by on-board recording equipment.

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