In fleets, e-cars are only slowly catching up

In fleets, e-cars are only slowly catching up-fleets

Is that the beginning of the self-igniter end?? For the first and so far only time, more petrol engines than diesel were registered in fleets in September. This is reported by the specialist magazine Logistra, citing results from the fleet statistics specialist Dataforce. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, on the other hand, have risen sharply, accounting for 30 percent of new passenger car registrations. However, because many fleets increasingly or exclusively use vans, alternative drives still lead a niche existence, it is said. Between 2010 and 2020, the diesel share was never below 90 percent.

As the report states, however, the number of registrations for vans with electric drives was consistently higher than for petrol vehicles. In October, e-vans achieved their highest market share to date at 9.4 percent. The cumulative proportion of electric cars this year is 5.2 percent, compared to 3.8 percent for models with petrol engines.

At Logistra, the driver of the Stromer trend is seen primarily as a manufacturer who actually doesn’t want to be one: StreetScooter. Deutsche Post has reportedly found a buyer for the brand, which was once founded due to a lack of e-delivery vehicles, in Odin Automotive. What is certain is that the brand is responsible for 44 percent of all new electric vehicle registrations this year with the Work, Work L and Work XL series. With a share of 19 percent, Mercedes follows in two rank. The Stuttgart offers with Sprinter, Vito and EQV now three pure E models. The other places in the brand ranking occupy Renault, Opel, VW and Nissan.

As can be seen from the DataForce E-Mobility Study 2021, more than any third parties of the GO 400 Responsible Fleet Responsible can imagine in the future E-transporter in their fleets. Only the appropriate offer is missing. First successes could bring the Stellantis offensive, which has three parallel E series with Opel, Citroen and Peugeot. Ford also wants to bring the e-transit to the market for the plug-in models from Transit and Tours.

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3 thoughts on “In fleets, e-cars are only slowly catching up”

  1. Especially in the delivery industry, the wear for the engine is likely to drive, 100m, engine, to be quite high. The equipment costs of an electric transporter should also be significantly cheaper. The Dutch delivery supermarket PicNic uses z.B. on very narrow 45km/h delivery trucks. Perfect for the urban environment. But Amazon also relies on e-delivery vehicles.


  2. The fleet location is a very special one – although it technically ranges from the smallest car for the nursing services to the luxury car with the highest protection class for the federal government.

    It’s always leased, customer service is extremely important, discounts and terms are haggled down to the last penny.
    And the manufacturer is often changed to show the other where the hammer hangs.
    Emotional customer loyalty is secondary – but brand image is very important in the upper price segment.

    Tesla? Can’t they afford a Taycan??

    As a rule, newcomers find it very difficult. The large traditional groups have their own banks with 1a refinancing conditions. Newcomers can’t get there.

    As an example (simplified): Vw can refinance 1% on the capital market and offers 3-4% financing – and can then market the leasing returns very cheaply via its own structures – that’s a business in itself, and you has real air in the calculation.

    Tesla has jnk status on the capital market and would therefore have to take equity for the financing. But then you have the shareholders by your cheek for life…
    Or you do the leasing business with a partner – a leasing company. But they want discounts and redemption guarantees, etc. etc. – and still put the margin in their pockets.
    Expensive ..

    So .. difficult ..

    A small example on the side: Nursing services almost all drive up! and co from the VW Group or smart from the Mercedes shelf – no Kia picanto / toyota Aygo, Renault Twingo …

  3. So far you notice little of pure BEVs in fleets LT this survey: picture.en/articles/the-best-company-cars-2021-20994687.html

    Much hype about nothing, not even when it comes to the environment, because there is almost no trace of clean “eco” electricity.

    As long as the mass transports have to be done with diesel trucks anyway, it’s all about the pollutants in the urban environment.
    Apparently, many people are not really interested in decarbonization either. A lot of gibberish about a reduction in CO2, but the pandemic is apparently doing more there than the BEV offensive.


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