WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR DIESEL IN CORPORATE FLEETS?
ARVAL PREPARES ITS CLIENTS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION STARTING WITH THE PUBLICATION OF A WHITE PAPER
Arval, a world leader in the multi-brand full service vehicle leasing industry, shares its view as an expert on the use of diesel in vehicles fleets. Indeed, Arval is committed to support its customers through a major transition towards a more environmentally friendly energy mix. In the short term, diesel remains essential to this transition, currently accounting for two-third of cars and light commercial vehicles registrations of fleets across Europe.
New alternatives in a transitional energy context
In the context of the 2017 Bonn Conference on Climate Change (COP 23), Arval decides to express its expert opinion about the on-going diesel shift concern through a white paper. In a decisive political context, notably with new political decision all across Europe, Arval has designed this white paper to clarify the current status for diesel in Europe, and also to outline the possible alternatives.
Arval is convinced that in the short term, diesel remains instrumental in the reduction of CO2 emissions, giving time to manufacturers to make the necessary investments for the production of alternative and affordable vehicles and to public authorities to develop the required infrastructures. Petrol, and more importantly hybrids, have also an important role to play, awaiting a more general availability of full electric vehicles, which have been clearly identified by Arval’s experts as an option to look at, if certain conditions are met.
“It was important for us to make an inventory of energy uses, while the world is experiencing an unprecedented transition in this area” explains Phillipe Bismut, CEO of Arval “This approach is beneficial in supporting our clients towards even more appropriate solutions, but also in bringing a more global reflection on the mobility of tomorrow.”
Arval’s approach is therefore to facilitate the ecological shift for its clients by adapting its processes to ever changing-regulations. In this sense, the leader in multi-brand vehicle leasing has revised its method of calculating the TCO, including new driver segments, driving and location models. Arval is also taking into accounts new alternatives such as vehicle sharing, which are effective additions to the use of the private car.