Alphabet has announced that customers using its corporate car sharing platform AlphaCity have broken the one million ‘shared miles’ driven mark.
During 2016, AlphaCity vehicles in the UK have travelled 1,022,084 miles as a result of over 17,500 bookings, resulting in an average journey length of 58 miles.
Having delivered its first electric vehicles (EVs) to AlphaCity customers last year with the BMW i3, the average journey length bodes well for the successful take-up of EVs in corporate car sharing, suggest Alphabet.
Nick Butler, Alphabet’s head of corporate mobility, said: “It is testament to those senior fleet decision makers who have had the foresight to introduce innovative, technology-enabled car sharing into their fleet, as well as promoting different thinking and new behaviours within their organisations.
“They are a demonstration of the strategic shift in mobility towards finding the right mode of travel for the journey and employee – which might not always be a company car, rental vehicle or traditional pool car.
“Employees love the low emission, business spec vehicles being available on demand while businesses benefit from a more cost effective and efficient way to address their real world challenges such as taxi costs, rental vehicles, pool car management and grey fleet.”