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End-to-end electrification consulting for fleet customers of the Volkswagen Group

Power ahead!

Diese Förderungen gibt es

All switches are set to “on”: Electrification of fleets has gained massive momentum worldwide. With “Electrification-as-a-Service”, the Volkswagen Group is offering its European fleet customers an end-to-end approach to switching.

In the face of climate change, companies are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibilities and setting appropriate sustainability goals. A key objective in this respect is to reduce the carbon footprint – and the composition of the fleet often proves to be an effective lever in this context. Electric mobility is a critical factor on the path towards climate-friendly mobility.¹⁾

Lawmakers in many countries have furthermore defined the underlying conditions to enable the successful break-through of powertrains with zero local emissions: from tax incentives, subsidies for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure through to bans on conventional powertrains in specified zones or from a certain period.

Electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventionally powered vehicles, their total cost of ownership is generally lower and companies send a positive signal to consumers when they make the switch. More than three quarters of large international companies have already adapted their car policies accordingly and integrated the topic of electric mobility.¹⁾ For fleet managers, therefore, the question has long since ceased to be whether they will switch, but when.

From left to right: Oliver Politze, Head of International Key Account Management, Sven Kunath, Senior Vice President Direct Fleet Europe, Martin Otto, Head of International Key Account Management Group Fleet International, and Jochen Schmitz, Director International Fleet Sales (all Volkswagen Financial Services AG).

Responsible for developing the modular 360° e-consulting approach “Electrification-as-a-Service”

Consequently, the demand for electric cars and electric bikes has increased sharply. The “electric circuit” is growing constantly: even today, electric vehicles account for more than 30 per cent of new car orders in Europe alone.¹⁾ But while the question of “petrol or diesel” formerly revolved primarily around financial considerations, the question of “conventional or electric” has significantly more far-reaching effects. Apart from deciding which models are suitable for individual needs, the following must also be clarified: Who charges when and where? How many charging possibilities will be needed? Where will the electricity come from? How is energy management organised? And much more.

The switch to electric mobility should therefore be embedded in an end-to-end approach with the right infrastructure. This is quite complex. It pays to have a strong partner at your side here, to support the entire process from first to last step. The Volkswagen Group is this very partner for major fleet customers in Europe. Its new and modular 360° e-consulting concept “Electrification-as-a-Service” is the one-stop shop for everything that companies need to electrify their fleet – from fleet analysis, choice of suitable vehicles and dashboards to tailored financing and leasing offers through to the charging infrastructure and load management. The modules can be selected individually or combined as required.

The relevant experts in the Group are responsible for providing the services. Each partner undertakes the tasks from their respective area of competence. The Porsche consulting subsidiary MHP offers comprehensive know-how on the topics of consulting, digitalisation and charging infrastructure, Fleet Logistics on the subject of fleet management. Volkswagen Group Fleet International is the first point of contact for vehicle purchase, while Volkswagen Financial Services supplies the matching leasing offer.

If you too want to flick the switch and change over to electrification, just talk to your Key Account Manager or contact in the Volkswagen Group. They can point you to the right person to address your individual needs. Further information on “Electrification-as-a-Service” can be found here:

Learn more about “Electrification-as-a-Service”

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¹⁾Source: E-mobility with Volkswagen Financial Services “Electrification-as-a-Service”

The specified fuel consumption and emission data have been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. Since 1st September 2017, certain new vehicles are already being type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. Starting on September 1st 2018, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) will be replaced by the WLTP in stages. Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC. Therefore, the usage of CO₂ emission values measured according to WLTP for vehicle taxation from 1st September 2018 on can cause changes in this regards as well. For further information on the differences between the WLTP and NEDC, please visit www.audi.de/wltp.

We are currently still required by law to state the NEDC figures. In the case of new vehicles which have been type-approved according to the WLTP, the NEDC figures are derived from the WLTP data. It is possible to specify the WLTP figures voluntarily in addition until such time as this is required by law. In cases where the NEDC figures are specified as value ranges, these do not refer to a particular individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the sales offering. They are intended  exclusively as a means of comparison between different vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (e.g. add-on parts, different tire formats, etc.) may change the relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and, in conjunction with weather and traffic conditions and individual driving style, may affect fuel consumption, electrical power consumption, CO₂ emissions and the performance figures for the vehicle.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of new passenger car models”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.

Status: 07.07.2022
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