Mobility and Fleet Management Insights

Is flexibility an objective for fleets?

Is flexibility an objective for fleets?

Pascal Serres on 12 April 2021

To answer, we need to split corporate fleets in two categories whether the car is a perk or it is required for service. Actually, a substantial proportion of European company cars are mainly used to commute between home and work, remaining unused in their parking spaces during the workday.

The rental car industry in danger

The rental car industry in danger

Pascal Serres on 25 April 2020

The rental-car industry has been severely affected by the general ban on travel to stem the spread of Covid-19. Avis, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and Enterprise Holdings Inc. have asked the Treasury Department to include the industry in federal plans to rescue U.S. travel companies. The French state has intervened as guarantor of a line of loans worth 225 million euros requested by the car rental company Europcar to maintain the continuity of its business.

Why Brazilian car lease companies dominate the market

Why Brazilian car lease companies dominate the market

Pascal Serres on 12 February 2020

Most of the cars registered in Brazil, the 7th biggest car market in the world, are produced in the country because taxes of up to 35% impact imported vehicles which only represent around 6% of registrations (mainly luxury brands). And also when we look at the financing side we see that Brazil is a market where domestic finance and lease companies are more important and bigger than the international ones,

Pascal Serres joins Experteye Board

Pascal Serres joins Experteye Board

Pascal Serres on 14 October 2019

Pascal Serres has joined the Board of Directors at Experteye AG, a leading provider of Residual Value and Pricing data for the automotive and leasing sector and customer research. Apart from him, the Board also consists of the company’s two founders David Trümpler and Rick Yarrow, its CEO José Blanquez, and Laurent Queinec, CEO of Experteye Consulting AG.

The globalisation of vehicle leasing is ongoing

The globalisation of vehicle leasing is ongoing

Pascal Serres on 16 April 2019

New cars sales could break the 100 million mark (PV – 70 million and CV – 30 million units) worldwide in 2019; they have grown regularly year after year from 66 million ten years ago (according to OICA – International organisation of motor vehicles) mainly because of China which represents 30% of the market nowadays and 50% of growth over the same period (from 13 to 30 million).

Mobility Market to Bolster Leasing and Rental Trends in Latin America

Mobility Market to Bolster Leasing and Rental Trends in Latin America

Pascal Serres on 23 November 2018

Fleet management companies administer 600,000 vehicles in Latin-America. Local Rentacar companies compete against international lessor alliances from the US or Europe. The traditional model, developed a long time ago with integrated garages for the mining and distribution industries, is being challenged. Meanwhile, Uber’s success and that of other hailing or car sharing platforms in the sub-continent push for a quick transformation toward mobility solutions.

Private lease will bolster competition and innovation

Private lease will bolster competition and innovation

Pascal Serres on 14 May 2018

In the past, OEMs tended to use their captives and spend large amounts of money in marketing campaigns to increase car sales in retail markets. Meanwhile, the development of private lease and mobility platforms (including car sharing and ride-hailing) started changing the game, creating a new segmentation of the market and threatening retail businesses in the near future. For this reason, OEMs are now rapidly adapting their traditional business models to better service their customers and market trends.

Medium term renting will close the gap between leasing and rent a car business

Medium term renting will close the gap between leasing and rent a car business

Pascal Serres on 6 November 2017

Both businesses have started to move towards a new model, which is slightly more complicated, as it will involve managing additional risk, whilst providing additional opportunities. In the near future, it will certainly be possible to find a car for any desired period of time at the right price as both businesses start to converge towards a middle point. Another topic to be considered in this transition is how to manage physical sites.

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