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Fleet News webinar: Covid-19 - impact on fleets and business travel


Fleet News hosted a webinar discussion on July 28 at 11am looking at the UK business response to the fleet challenges presented by Covid-19 and what it means for future fleet policy.

With large numbers of employees working from home, a panel of experts will offer insight, with questions from delegates, on how future working practices, changes to travel policies and opportunities offered by mobility solutions will affect fleet sizes, replacement cycles, funding methods and vehicle type.

Topics covered included:

  • Short and long-term changes to working practices (agile/remote/office working)
  • Short and long-term changes tor travel policies (travel to work, travel to client, travel to supplier etc)
  • Impact on future fleet sizes
  • Impact on replacement cycles and annual mileage
  • Impact on demand by vehicle type (EV, Hybrid, Petrol, Diesel)
  • The role of active travel policies (walk, cycle, other)
  • The role of public transport policies (to work, at work)
  • Other mobility preferences (car share, car clubs, mobility budgets)
  • Changes in funding preference (traditional contract hire lease agreements versus subscription and flexi-hire contracts)

The panel of experts included the following (with more to be added):

  • Kit Allwinter, consultant at AECOM, looking at agile working and changes to working practices 
  • Dale Eynon, director of Defra Group Fleet Services, offering the fleet perspective
  • Paul Hollick, chair of Association of Fleet Professionals, providing the broader fleet view

> Watch the webinar on business responses to Covid-19


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