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Fleet Logistics and Mobiko announce strategic partnership

Andreas Reichert, co-founder and chief vision officer at Mobiko

Fleet Logistics has announced a strategic partnership with mobility solutions provider, Mobiko, initially in Germany, with plans for a pan-European roll out in coming months.

The company described the latest development as 'key' as Fleet Logistics looks to transition from pure fleet management provider to offering new managed mobility solutions under the managed mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) banner.

Patrick Averweg, senior product manager at Fleet Logistics, said: “Mobiko has strong networks in the HR and corporate benefits sector and so it made perfect sense to partner with them and draw on their expertise in this fast-moving new sector.

“Our collaboration will underpin what we have achieved so far and allow us to go on and develop new and exciting solutions to meet the widening mobility needs of large corporates and their employees.”

Fleet Logistics revealed its first move into the mobility sector earlier this year with the launch of its MobilityBUDGET solution, which aims to give employees a greater variety of mobility choices.

Andreas Reichert (pictured), co-founder and chief vision officer at Mobiko, said: “It is important to see that, through our partnership, we can make more employees happy in terms of fulfilling their mobility needs.

“While company cars usually reach only about 5% of employees, the mobility budget is able to serve all corporate mobility needs.

“With this new partnership we are able to unite the present and the future of corporate fleet and mobility management.

“As there will be a strong focus on vehicle management for some time, we needed a partner with great expertise and dedication to the details of fleet-related customer needs.

“However, in the future we expect the individual to be at the centre of mobility management. This is where Mobiko comes into play.

“We can provide corporate mobility offerings which are transparent and optimised regarding emissions and cost efficiency.”

Fleet Logistics said Mobiko clients have seen a reduction in carbon emissions of 40% by using different types of mobility over the usage of a company or private car.

Averweg said: "Under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which provides global standardised frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions from businesses, companies are obliged to report carbon levels from commuting and how they plan to reduce their carbon footprint in the future.

“Our Mobility Budget solution has the means to help them do that as it allows the employee to right size from the car they are provided with to a smaller car with lower emissions.

“If the employee opts for a smaller car which has a lower lease rate the difference can be transferred to a mobility budget.

"This budget can then be used in addition to his company car for all mobility types which are defined by the employer. The mobility budget which has been used will automatically get reimbursed tax-optimised with the next salary.

“Several of our clients are already using this methodology to reduce their carbon emissions."

Fleet Logistics said it aims for Mobility Budget to be a platform capable of managing on behalf of employers and employees multi-modal means of transport including company cars, car subscriptions, train, bus and taxi services, along with electric scooters and other newer means of transportation.


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