Sustainability is the modern day buzzword. Sounds great in theory, but what about the practice? Sustainability relating to fleet management goes beyond merely decreasing a company’s carbon footprint. In business mobility, partnering with the right organisation with the right expertise can yield long-term benefits for many organisations.
This day and age, most companies are quick to agree that sustainability is a key influencer in how they run their business. Ask them for concrete examples, however, and many companies are hard pressed to respond. The fact is: sustainability, arguably the modern day buzzword par excellence, always sounds great in theory. But to translate it into tangible business practices, companies need the right partner with the right expertise to guide them through the complex and rapidly changing landscape. For all sustainability issues pertaining to fleet management, companies benefit from partnering with Alphabet, leading provider of outstanding Business Mobility.
The challenge: Leave a smaller carbon footprint
Especially in the realm of Business Mobility, it is simplistic to assume that sustainability merely equals decreasing a company’s carbon footprint. Achieving genuine, long-term sustainability requires looking at the bigger picture by examining a company’s fleet and mobility consumption in detail, and questioning the status quo. Is it cost efficient? Are resources used optimally? Is fleet administration streamlined and atomised when possible? The good news is that small changes can add up to make a big difference.
The solution: Tailor-made mobility
Through its holistic consulting approach and flexible products and services portfolio, Alphabet is able to identify what changes are most suitable and realistic for each client. By doing so, the Business Mobility provider allows fleet managers to simultaneously reach sustainability targets and to serve employees’ mobility needs. For instance, if a company desires an environmentally friendly fleet, Alphabet proposes mobility options that generate lower carbon emissions – with or without electric vehicles (EVs). Of course, for clients who are interested to learn about EVs’ potential, Alphabet creates a realistic and detailed plan of action based on each company’s individual requirements.
Do or don’t: EVs in fleets
Alphabet developed a unique tool, the Electrification Potential Analysis (EPA), to determine if and to what extent a company could boost sustainability by including electric vehicles. First, the EPA gathers real data about a company’s current fleet. This information is evaluated to create a fleet profile including, for example, an overview of frequently travelled roads, and where and when vehicles are parked. Then, based on this data, Alphabet’s team of experts proposes a unique eMobility solution, including everything from the number of EVs to required charging infrastructure and additional services.
Following the EPA’s proposal, Alphabet’s innovative eMobility solution, AlphaElectric, allows companies to seamlessly integrate EVs into their fleet, thereby increasing their sustainability. One Alphabet client, Deloitte Italy, learned from the EPA that it could reduce its CO2 emissions by 9.1% by swapping 30% of its combustion engine vehicles for EVs.
Greener without EVs? YES!
Through consulting and targeted analyses, Alphabet also helps clients identify ways to enhance sustainability without alternatively fuelled vehicles. This may include a detailed examination of a company’s car policy to determine if it actually suits a company’s transportation needs. Additionally, Alphabet can evaluate how efficient employees drive, and offers eco-friendly driver training and workshops when required.
Alphabet also helps companies optimise their fleet utilisation through carsharing. On average, only 4% of a company fleet is optimally utilised and carsharing taps into this unused potential. After all, most vehicles are parked for the majority of each day. Alphabet even offers clients the best of both worlds: corporate carsharing that includes electric vehicles. Finally, because Alphabet always uses the newest vehicle models in all its solutions, clients automatically benefit from the latest technologies that enhance sustainability through, for instance, greater fuel economy. Because a one-size-fits all solution never comes into play at Alphabet, each client gets precisely what it truly needs.
No matter a company’s sustainability targets and Business Mobility demands, Alphabet is the right partner for more eco-friendly and cost-efficient driving. Its unique consulting approach, along with its innovative portfolio of future-orientated fleet management solutions, enables companies to achieve greater sustainability through tangible business practices.
“Business Mobility and sustainability is multifaceted. At Alphabet, we apply our Business Mobility expertise to help each client achieve its individual sustainability target,” said Uwe Hildinger, Alphabet’s Chief Commercial Officer.
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