More change as fleet electrification charges ahead.
Recent news in the fleet arena has centred around mobility and what that means for a typical business. However, in recent weeks, the news is starting to show that Electric Vehicles are charging to the fore. Fleet electrification and how to achieve that is now on the agenda.
Take this recent announcement form PSA.
” PSA Group is creating a standalone electric vehicle division as it pushes ahead with plans to have electric models across its range by 2025.”
This announcement covers five car brands – Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel/Vauxhall, and its Free2move mobility brand and it states that every model will have an array of powertrains including at least one electrified one. This includes the US, where the brand is to re-enter the market following a 25-year absence.
PSA had already announced an electric Corsa for 2020 and a plug-in hybrid Grandland X in 2019.
The new division will report to Citroën CEO Linda Jackson, who said: “The energy transition is an opportunity that our company has seized by launching an unprecedented technological offensive made possible by our multi-energy platforms. The challenge for this Business Unit, which benefits from an experience built up over several years within the Group, will be to provide the best vehicles at the best time to satisfy our customers and thereby ensure the best economic conditions for launching PSA Group’s electric vehicles into the market.”
The announcement comes as a number of carmakers accelerate their research into EVs. Earlier this year, Volkswagen said it was creating an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme as it pushes ahead with plans to launch the first of its all-electric I.D. range. The brand is planning 300 “electrified” models by 2030.
This move comes as no surprise to Fleet360. A recent study we carried out shows that fleet electrification is on the agenda of many corporates and this will be one of many articles highlighting the change needed at OEM’s to meet future C02 omission targets and to follow new regulations.
Global urbanisation and future mobility is a big topic.
Another day – another startup. But trends are emerging.
Startup, Door2door, provides global dynamic mobility solutions for public transportation, offering cities and mass transport companies with an on-demand mobility platform that enables micro-transit rideshare shuttle systems to be integrated into existing transport networks.
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Fleet mobility is also a hot topic. Door2door is looking to disrupt mobility and as we have mentioned before, this is just one example of how big global changes are changing the fleet industry. How your company car drivers and staff get around to do their job will change significantly in the next few years.