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European Giga factories

European battery gigafactories boom

The future is electric. In the massive migration from fossil fuels to electric the demand for efficient batteries – for transport, power and industrial applications – is growing at an increasing pace.

How does Europe tackle this issue? What decisions have the European Commission and the OEMs taken?

Discover more about the European gigafactory projects.  

Wed 19/05/21

Smart ways to Antwerp: a city with an open mind to mobility

The next stop in our World Mobility Tour is Antwerp, a historic city in the north of Belgium, the foremost petrochemical centre of Europe, the second largest port in Europe, and the global diamond trade hub. Our discussion with Koen Kennis, the Deputy Mayor responsible for mobility, tourism, finances, retail and decentralisation enables us to discover the strategy of this city regarding the mobility topic.

Mon 10/05/21
Connected vehicles

Connected Vehicles

Connected vehicles are a given. By 2025, 100% of new vehicles sold will be connected, including new features that will improve safety, enhance on-board entertainment and optimise fleet management.
This article explores these benefits and explains what connectivity means for drivers, passengers and the road users of tomorrow.

Mon 26/04/21
Arval Mobility Observatory Mobility and Fleet Barometer 2021

The Arval Mobility Observatory publishes its Mobility and Fleet Barometer 2021

The Arval Mobility Observatory publishes its Mobility and Fleet Barometer 2021, showing:

• Companies are more confident in the future than before the pandemic
• The shift towards electrified vehicles is accelerating at a global level
• Alternative mobility solutions are used increasingly often
• A continuous dynamic trend for operational leasing
• More and more connected vehicles are being used

Tue 20/04/21
Bike usage

Bike usage

As the global pandemic ground many industries to a halt and lessened the appeal of public transport, bicycles have experienced a renaissance.

Indeed, in 2020, EU bicycle sales grew 23%, and this growth is expected to continue. Europeans are expected to buy an extra 10 million bikes per year by 2030, a 47% increase from the annual number in 2019. To sustain the two-wheel momentum, €1 bn has been invested to create 2,300km of new bike lanes across the EU.

This article explores what these new trends mean for companies and looks at the perspectives of this growing sector.

Thu 18/03/21
Charging point

Charging infrastructure in Europe: room for improvement

At the beginning of 2020, when fleet manager’s interviews were conducted across Europe for the last Arval Mobility Observatory fleet Barometer, the main barrier against PHEV and BEV raised by companies that were not considering implementing these alternatives was the lack of public charging points. Moreover, 2020 saw a continuing trend across Europe of increasing electrification.

At the beginning of 2021, where do we stand regarding the public charging point’s situation?

Tue 09/03/21

Our World Mobility Tour: Lisbon, the 2020 European Green Capital

The next stop in our World Mobility Tour is in Lisbon, the 2020 European Green Capital.

Our discussion with Miguel Gaspar, the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Mobility and Safety, enables us to discover all the mobility aspects and the strategy of this city regarding the mobility topic.

Tue 02/03/21

Autonomous Vehicles: Cybersecurity, Insurance and Infrastructure

Today's vehicles provide an unprecedented flow of information. Sensors and other sophisticated equipment collect data enabling new mobility applications such as autonomous vehicles (AVs).

It’s fair to believe that AVs will improve road safety and offer unique mobility opportunities. But they are also vulnerable to cyberattacks, glitches and traffic hazards from other road users which will require innovative insurance products and mindset.

This video presents some risks as well as solutions to address those threats and highlights what the future of insurance could look like in an automated world.

Mon 08/02/21
CES 2021

The CES 2021

The annual Consumer Electronics Show took place mid of January as an all-digital version for the first time in its history. No need to precise that this was due to the covid 19 pandemic.
During this event, the key trends highlighted were the following: digital transformation and digital health, robotics and drones, 5 G connectivity, vehicle technology (electrification, self-driving vehicle) and smart cities.
Our focus will be on vehicle technology, transportation, the megatrend of electrification remaining but having seen an acceleration during the pandemic in 2020.

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Mon 25/01/21