Arval spearheads flexible EV solution
“We have joined forces with Nissan and Renault who come with a lot of experience in the EV domain; this collaborative approach will put Arval in a strong EV position as an expert and industry forerunner,” said Global CEO Philippe Bismut.
The new Arval Electric Vehicle service will see the company offering customers workplace and home installation and a card payment service.
Other services will include refunds for charges carried out using a domestic supply and the offer of a substitute petrol or diesel car if the driver requires a vehicle for longer distances over short periods, including holidays.
A mobile app will enable drivers to find charging points and access prices, as well as monitor the performance of their vehicle. Fleet managers will be able to access KPI data on usage and costs.
Arval said the rollout was the next stage in a strategy which saw it first offer EV fleet solutions in 1995.
“We have consistently reviewed our EV proposition to find solutions for customers. Arval’s ambition is to support our clients in their energy transition strategy,” said Bismut.
The service has gone live in the UK, where Arval is already an established player in the fleet EV leasing sector, as well as France, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands. Nine other European markets will follow during the second quarter of the year.
As part of the service customers will also be offered trial periods lasting between three and six months to enable them to assess the suitability of running EVs on their fleets.