Arval spearheads flexible EV solution as global fleet increases
Arval has announced new product launches, including a flexible electric vehicle leasing solution with Renault, Nissan and NewMotion, as it expand its global fleet.
The new EV offering will provide leased vehicles on trial periods with the option to switch to replacement petrol/diesel models to provide short-term solutions, for example with holidays. The product will also support EV take-up through a wider offering covering home and workplace charging point installation, integrated payment solutions and Electric Vehicle digital services including charging point locations.
The new product will initially launch in France this year, followed by the UK, Belgium, Norway, and the Netherlands, with a further nine countries to come on board from the second quarter of 2018.
Arval is to also debut four other solutions to enhance its car and mobility services to fleets and drivers. This includes launching its new ‘Arval For Me’ digital solutions to provide individual drivers with access to SMR and support services, from tyres and windscreens to pick-up and drop-off services and breakdown recovery. The new offer will be progressively launched in Italy, Spain, the UK, and France with the intention to launch it in all global Arval markets.
The firm will also expand its corporate car sharing service, launched last summer in Italy, across Europe, enabling employees to reserve cars via web and mobile, backed up the ArvalActive Link solution.
Arval will also launch its ‘Arval for Employee’ solution that offers different solutions, from salary exchange to car leasing, leaver offers and car sharing. This will roll out in France, the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Finally, Arval will also roll out its My Arval web reporting tool for fleets and the driver mobile app to all its markets.
The announcement comes as the leasing giant reported a 7.4% rise in its global serviced fleet in 2017, which hit the new record figure of 1,103,835 vehicles.
The rise was mainly fuelled by the core market pillars (France +5%, Spain +15% and Italy +10%) as well as double-digit growth in many other countries such as Austria (+10%), Belgium (+12%), Czech Republic (+12%), Luxembourg (+22%), Poland (+19%), Russia (+12%), Turkey (+16%), and Latam region (+13%).