Drivers look at employer for charging their electric lease vehicle
Survey among Dutch corporate drivers shows flying car vacations may become real
Amsterdam, August 8, 2019 - Three-quarters of corporate drivers with an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle report that there are not always enough charging stations available at the workplace. At the same time, there are also not always enough charging stations at home. Only 38% of corporate drivers have their own charging station. This becomes apparent from the annual EVBox Sustainable Mobility Monitor that asked over 1000 Dutch corporate drivers about their driving habits and expectations.
Of the people who do not have a charging station, 45% report that they are not considering purchasing their own charging station. 17% do indeed do so. The responsibility for charging the corporate vehicle is thus primarily placed with the employer.
Currently, the number of charging stations in relation to the number of electric cars is one in four. To be successful at making mobility more sustainable, it is important that everyone starts acting. This includes the policy makers, government authorities, the business community and the people (drivers) themselves. The latter group still requires incentives to switch to electric.
One in ten corporate drivers currently drives a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. When purchasing a new company vehicle, 12% opt for an electric vehicle. 8% of corporate drivers who can choose a new four-wheeler are certain that they will get behind the wheel of a plug-in hybrid vehicle.
The operating radius plays a crucial role in the choice of a business plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. Corporate drivers consider driving electric as the most environmentally conscious option. At the same time, people experience the operating radius as a concern. Also for example as many Dutch tend to tow their caravan when going on vacation. Corporate drivers spend a lot of time on the road. 60% travel more than 20,000 km per year.
The longer distances that can be travelled are a particularly positive thing about driving a plug-in hybrid. No tax benefits for plug-in hybrid (in the Netherlands) and the fact that electrical driving is more environmentally friendly are provided as reasons why people should not opt for a plug-in hybrid.
Vacation with a flying car
More than 35% expect the vacation to be more enjoyable when self-driving car takes over. 15% of the respondents even expect that we will be going on vacation with a flying car in the future. The corporate drivers have great confidence in the survival of established vehicle brands such as Volkswagen, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford and Renault, as they expect these brands to still exist in 30 years time.
About the Monitor
The EVBox Sustainable Mobility Monitor is a yearly recurring survey among 1029 corporate drivers in the Netherlands about their habits and expectations regarding mobility. Executed by Panelwizard at the request of EVBox.
EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 85,000 charging points across more than 55 countries worldwide, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing durable electric vehicle charging solutions to the world. EVBox has offices in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Bordeaux, New York and Los Angeles. Since March 2017, EVBox is a part of ENGIE. In 2018, EVBox acquired ultra-fast charging station manufacturer EVTronic, adding 700 previously installed fast charging stations to its European network.