UK and Europe at forefront of rising fleet demand for eco analysis

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Demand for insights on electrification and sustainability is fast-rising among international fleets on the back of the growing transition to EVs.

Fleets are now looking to evaluate their existing vehicle operations in terms of carbon emissions, powertrain make-up and total cost of ownership

Fleet Logistics says some 50% of its clients have deployed recurring sustainability reporting at a global level, while demand for electrification consulting projects is up 100% year-on-year. And the trend is being led by the UK and Europe.

In particular, international fleets are now looking to evaluate their existing vehicle operations in terms of carbon emissions, powertrain make-up and total cost of ownership (TCO).

They are then benchmarking the resulting analysis against their corporate sustainability targets to help inform their next steps to achieving their environmental goals – whether to move to electric vehicles of some form or to limit emissions with the introduction of a CO2 cap for all new vehicles.

Companies headquartered in the UK and Europe are leading the movement, followed by US-based companies, all of whom want to reduce their consumption of greenhouse gasses and increase levels of monitoring.

Thibault Alleyn, head of global mobility solutions at Fleet Logistics, said that growing numbers of companies were taking their environmental commitments very seriously against a backdrop of growing political consensus on global warming – a large number of countries worldwide are bound by the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

“As we work toward reaching targets set out in the Paris agreement, more businesses are pledging to take action by reducing their own greenhouse-gas emissions. Understanding current emissions’ levels, by accurate measurement and reporting on progress, plays a significant part in that,” he commented.

Alleyn continued: “At a time when most major companies, including ourselves, are focused on their sustainability management in the light of growing pressure from governments and societal goals, it’s not perhaps surprising that we find demand for its services rising steadily given the value derived.

“With the importance of sustainability in car fleets, no organisation can allow itself to fly blind on this subject.”

Fleet Logistics’ web-based platform can help make those measurements and guide the analysis and strategic decision-making involved. The solution provides global data consolidation and reporting accessible to end-users 24/7, 365 days a year, based on data feeds from suppliers. Clients can make use of pre-defined reports or create custom-tailored analysis, and Fleet Logistics can also carry out the work on behalf of the client if preferred.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.