Why Italian fleets love operating lease
According to a survey conducted by the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) of Arval Italia in collaboration with Econometrica, Italian fleet managers massively promote long term rental. They see time saving as the main advantage of turning to operating lease.
In fact, 93% of respondents give an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 on the service aspect of long-term rental. Only 36% would improve existing services and 16% would expand the offer.
SMR, insurance and assistance are the most appreciated services for long-term rental, followed by online services, consultancy and telematics. This is underlined by Arval’s CVO, the independent and neutral research platform that analyses new shapes of mobility.
Online, electric and private
Among the new challenges that fleet managers face every day are home and online services, recognized by fleet managers as fundamental to manage their fleet easily and efficiently.
The fleet industry must also open up to the electric world: fleet managers are particularly interested in comprehensive offers which combine, for example, the rental of electric vehicles, a solution that receives an average rating of 7.3, with recharging stations (7) and batteries (6,7). Equally desired are tools such as apps for refuelling/recharging points and the possibility to use different providers for the supply of energy.
Finally, the survey also shows that fleet managers believe private consumers would appreciate all-inclusive rental formulas that take out all the risks and ensure a fixed budget every month.