Arval has shared its view on the use of diesel in vehicles fleets in a new whitepaper: Clearing the air on diesel.
The leasing company believes, in the short-term, diesel remains essential to this transition, currently accounting for two-thirds of car and light commercial vehicle registrations for fleets across Europe.
This white paper has been written to clarify the status for diesel in Europe and to outline the potential alternatives.
It states that in the short-term, diesel remains instrumental in the reduction of CO2 emissions, giving time for manufacturers to make the necessary investment for the production of alternative and affordable vehicles, and for public authorities to develop the required infrastructures.
Petrol, and more importantly hybrids, also have an important role to play, as we wait for greater availability of full electric vehicles and the supporting infrastructure. In the meantime, Arval’s experts take a view that in the right circumstances, full electric vehicles can provide a good option.
“It was important for us to make an inventory of energy uses, while the world is experiencing an unprecedented transition in this area,” explains Phillipe Bismut, CEO of Arval. “This approach is beneficial in supporting our clients towards even more appropriate solutions, but also in bringing a more global reflection on the mobility of tomorrow.”
To facilitate the ecological shift for its customers, Arval is adapting its processes to ever changing-regulations. The company has a new method of calculating Whole Life Costs, including new driver segmentation and driving and location models. Arval is also taking into account new alternatives such as vehicle sharing, which are effective additions to the use of the private car.