The Fleet and Mobility Scale was created by Arval Mobility Observatory on the basis of telephone interviews or online surveys conducted between November 23, 2021 and January 31, 2022 by Ipsos.
This Europe-wide survey made it possible to ask, among other things, 300 French companies of all sizes, from VSEs to large accounts, about their organization regarding the management of their vehicles and the integration of new means of mobility.
Confidence in the future of fleets
The assessment, which was revealed a few days ago, immediately confirms the level of confidence of decision-makers regarding the future of their vehicle fleets. “Despite the challenging context, the results show that the vast majority of companies in France believe that the size of their fleets will remain stable, or even increase (92%) in the next three years.”confirms the Arval Mobility Observatory, which states that this trend is comparable to the European average.
On the issue of professional vehicle ownership status, long-term leasing (LLD) is emerging as the preferred formula for fleet managers and/or managers. This type of financing is considered as “The most flexible in the current environment in the eyes of companies”continues AMO. “Nearly one in two in France (49%), and all sizes combined, say they want to develop or use LLD.” by 2025. That’s up “certain” 34% of them.
Accelerate the transmission of energy
Another certainty is that the energy transition is now clearly underway. “The majority of companies have already adopted alternative energies for passenger cars (71%)”notes AMO, who adds that “The adoption of alternative energies relies on several levers, the first of which, for passenger cars and small-sized vehicles, is reduced environmental impact, the ability to drive in low-emission areas and reduced fuel costs.”
Enthusiasm is reflected in requests and concerns, above all, hybrid technologies (for 48% of respondents) or rechargeable hybrids (43%). On the other hand, 100% electric vehicle adoption appears to be a bit slower (27%), a phenomenon linked to several obstacles: lack of charging infrastructure, mileage levels, and persistently high purchase prices. emission models.
Be that as it may, the gradual greening of parks is no longer in doubt. As a result, the share of heat engines in French fleets in the next three years could drop to 30% in the passenger car segment and 46% in the light utility channel.
Yes to workarounds, but as a “complementary”
Regarding alternative mobility solutions for the private car, 7 out of 10 companies (9 points more than the European average) claim to have already implemented concrete tools for their employees. Large accounts, as well as small and medium businesses (64%), say they are committed to this approach.
However, the observatory draws attention to the fact that “These new solutions are not intended to replace the company’s vehicles, but rather to be complementary.” Among managers using or planning to use at least one mobility solution for this purpose, 20% will choose medium-term rental, 13% for carpooling or car sharing and 8% for budget mobility.
AMO explains it “The deployment of new forms of mobility will require a better knowledge of the legislative measures that are binding on all businesses”noting for example, in support of the survey by Ipsos, that “Many structures are not concerned (or are not aware) of the Law of Mobility Orientation (LOM). This is even more the case for small businesses.”
4 out of 10 fleets choose connected vehicles
Finally, on the topic of connected vehicles, the Barometer reveals that onboard information technologies are currently being adopted by 40% of fleets, whether small or large. The decision will be motivated above all by economic considerations, in particular with the aim of reducing costs (46%).
Vehicle location as well as safety are also arguments made by (36%) of those who choose these digital data capture technologies. For 4 out of 10 companies, the use of connected vehicles is also part of a road hazard prevention plan.