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Arval launches electric vehicle service in France

Arval has debuted a new electric vehicle offer in France to help support fleets looking to go greener.



The solution provides a three-pronged approach to helping fleets adopt EVs

The leasing and fleet management specialist highlights research that has found 50% of French fleets plan to integrate alternatively fuelled vehicles into their operations in the next three years, of which 26% are looking to deploy full electric vehicles.

The new service is aimed at all operators with the transition to greener vehicles, supported by its recently announced SMaRT consulting approach.

The new electric vehicle offer in France is founded on three main points:

1. Consulting and analysis of the customer fleet

This will set out the company’s plans and commitments, and enable Arval to advise on the most suitable vehicles for the profiles and uses of drivers in everyday life.

2. An adapted charging solution

Arval can provide fleets with access to more than 70,000 charging stations across 25 European countries through a partnership with NewMotion, backed up by an app and the option to installs chargers at workplaces and drivers’ home. Payment can be simplified by use of a pre-payable card which gives access to the NewMotion network, or by reimbursing employees for energy used at home.

3. Innovative services that make life easier for electric vehicle users

To ensure flexibility and convenience, the Arval offer includes the option of a number of days of rental of a conventional petrol or diesel car.

The ‘Try it love it’ option also allows the driver and their company to test an electric vehicle for three to six months as part of the contract, and to return it without penalty if it doesn’t meet needs.

Drivers can also share the vehicles under the Arval AutoPartage car sharing scheme.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.