BROKER funder Arval says that half of its staff have now switched to an electric car – including MD Miguel Cabaca.
The Swindon based leaseco launched its ‘rewired’ scheme in May for the 200 company cars it operates for its internal fleet.
Under the ‘rewired’ scheme, drivers can switch to an EV if their current company vehicle is more than 18 months old.
Arval says it wants to speed up electrification in the business not only to reduce emissions and showcase best practice but also to educate drivers by drawing on an increased choice of EVs.
The company also has more than 40 charging points at its head office which are free to use for staff.
Because of our revised scheme, almost half of our colleagues with a company car have now switched to electric. One of the key areas we focused on was driver education by making sure we shared key information to help people make an informed decision. This approach has supported widespread adoption of EVs at all levels within the company. I now drive an EV – and the broader uptake is extremely encouraging.Ailsa Firth, HR director, Arval
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.