ALD, the largest lease company in Belgium, asked 271 company car drivers whether they would be willing to trade their car for a cash payment; and whether they would be prepared to use alternative mobility options (public transport, bicycle, etc.) in combination with their company car.
Interestingly, while 76% said they did not want to trade in their company car, 49% of this group said they were prepared to used alternative mobility options in combination with their company car. Of the 24% who were prepared to take cash instead of drive a company vehicle, a slight majority (51%) also said they were prepared to look into combining their car with mobility alternatives – and 18% said they already did so.
According to ALD, this straw poll indicates a general willingness on the part of Belgian company car drivers to contribute to innovation in mobility. In order to examine these attitudes more closely, the lease company has partnered with market researchers GfK to poll around 30,000 drivers on mobility behaviour.
Additionally, ALD will set up focus groups with fleet managers and decision makers and external experts to discuss the results of the poll and arrive at flexible solutions.
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