Future car fleet management could soon develop into three relatively equal pillars – conventional fleet, grey fleet and salary sacrifice schemes – FleetCheck is forecasting.
The fleet software specialist says that its conversations with customers about the impact of EVs and the pandemic so far in 2021 are indicating a shift in emphasis of this kind.
Peter Golding, managing director, said, “People are starting to believe that the end of the pandemic is in sight and we’re seeing a narrative emerge about how they see the future.
“There are some predictable elements. Everyone believes car fleets will cover fewer miles but that those miles will remain essential to businesses. Company cars are here to stay.
“Also, there is a feeling that public transport will not recover quickly from the effects of the pandemic. Those employees worried about infection who have moved into cars will not switch back quickly or even at all.
“Finally, the increased viability that electric vehicles (EVs) give to salary sacrifice schemes could lead to a massive increase in that sector, making it a newly substantial part of the overall fleet car parc.”