Full Electric Vehicles for Central European countries

Increasingly, local authorities and even national governments are banning the most polluting diesel and petrol cars. Some have even announced a ban on all cars with combustion engines by 2025 to 2030.

At the same time, electric vehicles are slowly hitting the mainstream. More and more carmakers are introducing affordable EVs with ranges of well over 300 kilometers. So, the time is now to electrify your fleet!

Optimal fleet electrification

Many international fleet managers ask themselves “To what extend can I optimally ‘electrify’ my fleet?”. Electric cars are everywhere. Or, at least, you’d expect them to be everywhere, judging from how much people in the fleet and mobility industry are talking about them.

The answer to the question can be found in looking at the problem country by country. Realistically, each country has different circumstances, i.e. terrain, government incentives, taxes, public charging grid, maintenance grid, and many more. These have an effect not only on your TCO but it also effects the time drivers spend to get to the nearest garage, the time they wait at a charging station while their car is recharging, or even the time spend finding a charging station and planning their trips.

In reality

Only few fleets are walking the talk. European-wide EVs don’t even represent 6% of new vehicle fleet registrations but that is likely to change now new EU regulations have fixed the threshold in 2030 for manufacturers to allow selling fully electric vehicles from that point on.

The E-mobility Factsheet

Business Lease has studied the numbers of charging stations, the number of PHEVs and EVs, and governmental regulations in Central Europe country-by-country and made a comparison with Western European countries. This study resulted in the E-mobility Factsheet, and shows you the latest data about electric vehicle adoption and charge point infrastructure. We share this factsheet upon your request, just to show we put our clients needs first.

Request the E-mobility Factsheet here

How great service can supercharge your fleet

Focusing too narrowly on price leaves fleets at risk of losing out on the expert advice and value-added services that can save substantially more money in the long term. Here at Business Lease, we are committed to delivering leasing as a service, not a commodity. By pursuing a genuine partnership approach, we can create and deliver non-standard solutions to meet the individual needs of all of our customers.

We fully appreciate that price is important, but it should not be the only criteria used when you select a supplier. As a smaller international leasing company, we’re dedicated to being account managers not accountancy managers, and we’re proud of the Care and services we offer our clients, regardless of how many vehicles you have and where you operate them. Time invested in understanding your needs is time well spent.

E-Mobility QuickScan

Included in our services is our E-Mobility QuickScan. This tool for example, designs a roadmap for fleets to transition to electric vehicles, identifying the vehicles that can switch seamlessly to battery power, the charging infrastructure required, and helping you to rewrite your car policy to take into account the different issues involved in running EVs.

This personalized approach extends to our Driver Desk, where you and your drivers can call with questions and enquiries, including advice on choosing the right vehicle. We apply a similar customer-centric philosophy to commissioning service, maintenance and repair work, with our Call Centre experts discussing with the driver the work required and the most convenient time for this to be done, before booking an appointment with a garage. Working this way means we can not only direct the driver to our approved garage network, where we can guarantee the quality of the work, but also find a convenient time when the driver will not need a replacement vehicle, saving you money.

17 Customer Care Moments

There are so many touch points in the life of a lease vehicle for both fleet manager and driver, from invoicing and management reporting to vehicle handovers and onboarding, that Business Lease has categorized 17 Customer Care Moments. We carry out customer satisfaction surveys to measure our performance in each of these 17 moments, and we share the results honestly with our clients, identifying what is working well and where we are investing to improve our service. Our objective is to eradicate your problems.

This is why we feel it is vitally important to include a significant weighting for customer service in your tender appraisals. The savings that arise from expert advice on selecting the right vehicle, funding it in the optimum way, managing it to maximum efficiency, enjoying the flexibility to adapt a contract to meet your needs, and receiving the management information you want, when you want it and in the format that you want it, make a far greater difference to the true total cost of ownership of running a fleet than simply counting euros and cents.

To find out what excellent service really looks like, contact Business Lease at www.businesslease.com or contact Erika Korver via e-mail or phone at e.korver@businesslease.com / T +31 6 212 60 115.