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Arval launches SMaRT to support fleets in their energy transition strategy

Arval will launch a fleet consultancy approach called SMaRT - Sustainable Mobility and Responsibility Targets.
The company says this new, five phase methodology is a response to a clear acceleration towards greener mobility across many European countries and will be used to help fleets define and implement their energy transition strategy.
Recent Arval research showed that 59% of companies are making CO2 emissions a priority in their car policies and the SMaRT methodology is designed to satisfy the changing needs of fleet managers.
When helping clients to build their strategies, its approach takes into account: 

  • Changing attitudes towards new energies such as hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Progressive integration of CSR objectives into fleet strategies
  • Rising interest in alternative mobility services
  • Deployment of telematics based services - especially in large businesses
  • Significant fleet growth expected in the next three years

 The SMaRT approach follows five steps:
Step 1: The initial step allows clients to define their future mobility and fleet ambitions, benchmarking against their peers as well as getting advice from Arval consultants on their specific mobility and fleet profiles and potential strategies going forward.

Step 2: This consists of assessing the current fleet against CSR-oriented key performance indicators in order to determine the right replacement strategies for each vehicle. Conventional reporting tools are used for this purpose, enriched with CSR data.

Step 3: Arval has designed and developed a brand new SMaRT calculator, which combines driver profiling to find the best match with a powertrain type from an energy perspective, subsequently looking at CSR and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

Step 4: This step is about opening the debate on alternative mobility options that could work for the client.

Step 5: The final step of the cycle is about measuring progress achieved towards initial ambitions, allowing the set-up of transition roadmaps. It also means that the cycle can be repeated by returning to Step 1. 

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