Optimum Automotive

The new challenges for car fleets

All companies today are faced with new challenges Lowering the overall cost of vehicles again and again and in reduce the carbon footprint by adopting electric vehicles or by improving road behaviour.

Responding to these new challenges is not easy when you lack the management tools and data essential for decision making.

The connection of vehicles (in-vehicle telematics) is an important 1er A key issue for fleet managers: access to data!

Let's take a look at these new challenges

#1. Optimising costs with Big Data

The cost of a car fleet, and more broadly the cost of mobility, is often the second highest in the world.nd This is a major expense item for companies. In addition to the obvious costs (rent, fuel, insurance, etc.), other more or less hidden expenditure items add up to the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), which many companies find difficult to estimate.

Optimum Automotive's management platform allows you to to collect and centralise all the data inherent in the vehicle ecosystem tax, maintenance, tyres, tolls?

All costs, centralised and synthesised in this way, allow fleet managers to benefit from an informed and accurate view of the precise indicators on the real cost of the fleet.

Even better, Optimum Automotive's management platform includes a reporting centre, to monitor the evolution of the valuable indicators and a advice centre to guide the fleet manager in his choices and financial optimisations.

Optimum Automotive's customers can see, from the first month of the platform's operation and depending on the services activated, that the platform is a very effective tool to help them achieve their goals, an average saving of 125 Euros per month per vehicle.

#2. Optimising environmental impact and preparing for the transition to electric vehicles

The other major concern of fleet managers, due to growing ecological and fiscal pressures, is the optimization of the carbon footprint

WLTP, LOM, ZFE, Bonus/Malus? define the new fiscal and environmental constraints and opportunities that car fleets need to comply with now.

The car is indeed partly responsible for the deterioration of our environment. To help fleet managers face these new challenges, Optimum Automotive offers valuable tools.

First of all, the pooling of resources: Too many company vehicles remain parked in car parks, while other employees have unmet or poorly met mobility needs. To remedy this situation, Optimum Automotive provides managers with a complete car-sharing/car-pooling solution that allows them to pool their "automobile resources". The implementation of such a solution allows to reduce the size of the fleet and by rebound, its global cost and its environmental impact.

Driving behaviour: In terms of environmental impact, the vehicle driver has a role to play. Road behaviour has a direct influence on the level of CO2 emissions, energy consumption and accidents. The Optimum Automotive platform allows the activation of the "Driving Analysis" service which, as its name indicates, allows the analysis of the driving behaviour of each driver in order to identify irresponsible behaviour and to take the necessary ecoprevention measures (e-learning training, eco-driving courses?).

To go even further in optimising road behaviour, Optimum Automotive has formed a partnership with Codes Rousseau, giving companies access to the Easy-Coach training programme, consisting of 7 modules, each with 20 MCQs.

The shift to electric : The new component of the environmental optimisation of car fleets: the electrification of fleets. And this change is becoming more and more pronounced every day: " 57% of fleet managers report using at least one alternative technology, compared to 30 % in 2020 and 42 % for Europe. They could be 80% to use at least one alternative energy source within 3 years" according to the Arval Mobility Observatory.

Although promising on many levels, the electrification of the vehicle fleet cannot be done randomly. Optimum Automotive provides managers with tools and indicators to assess, for each vehicle, the relevance of a migration to hybrid or all-electric.

So yes, these new economic and environmental challenges are necessary. But the changes in vehicle fleets that they entail cannot take place without mastering the data flows that are essential for decision-making.