Siemens UK has launched a new mobility scheme to provide on-demand vehicle hire to all its employees.
The new scheme, operated in partnership with Enterprise, provides 24/7 access to Enterprise Car Club vehicles via a mobile app.
It enables Siemens employees, including those who are now hybrid or remote working, to access low- and zero-emission cars for ‘spot hire’ as and when required across the UK.
Those with business-critical mobility needs are continuing to take vehicles on long-term hire from Enterprise.
Enterprise has more than 1,400 on-street vehicles in 200 towns, cities and communities across the UK, in addition to the existing dedicated car club vehicles already located on-site at Siemens UK’s offices in Lincoln, Hull, Aberdeen, Congleton and Manchester.
The on-site dedicated car club programme has already helped improve efficiencies by reducing the number of pool cars Siemens UK operates by a third.
Wayne Warburton, head of mobility services at Siemens UK, said: “The opportunity to extend car club access across the whole organisation, alongside the dedicated vehicle programme, makes sense because of Enterprise’s very regionalised network. Enterprise’s car club and branch network is located in many smaller communities and even rural areas around the UK, not just in city centres.
“They’re the only rental car company that could successfully deliver this scale of initiative and help us manage the current pressures on new vehicle acquisition.
“Because so many of Enterprise’s on-street vehicles are low- and zero-emission, the programme reaches our sustainability goals without affecting the business-critical journeys employees have to make to locations like wind farms.”
A bespoke car club enrolment page for Siemens employees accelerates the account setup process. Employees then use their Siemens credit card to book trips on the Enterprise Car Club app. This tracks every journey through the company’s travel management system and ensures it is compliant with the travel policy. The vehicles are opened with either a smartphone or the Siemens ID card.
Adrian Bewley, assistant vice president of Business Mobility for Europe at Enterprise, added: “The close integration between our branch and car club business has enabled us to advise businesses when a car club vehicle is the best option for a particular employee and journey. This brings an enormous opportunity to reduce costs in delivery and collection for the client and make business travel more convenient for workers.”