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5 Aug 21

45% of corporates plan to introduce micro-mobility as part of their Comp & Ben policy by 2023

In response to the clear and growing need for flexible mobility among today’s employees, it has become key for corporate HR specialists to integrate a wider range of smart mobility solutions into compensation and benefits packages. As both supply and demand continue to accelerate, we will see a shift towards mobility alternatives, such as micro-mobility, as part of an increasingly hybrid working model.

Micro-mobility refers to the use of electronic scooters and bikes to travel shorter distances around cities, often to or from another mode of transportation (bus, train, or car).

A June 2021 survey by the Smart Mobility Institute in collaboration with Dutch media Fleet&Mobility revealed that almost 90% of the approximately 50 corporates surveyed have already integrated e-mobility into their strategy. Carsharing solutions rank a distant second (integrated by 45%), with carpooling solutions and public transport in third place (integrated by close to 41% of the participants).

To be clear, carsharing refers to the practice of sharing a car for regular or incidental travel whereas carpooling refers to the activity of a group travelling together in a car.

The results are much more evenly balanced with respect to the respondents’ predicted implementations over the next three years: 45% of corporates expect to offer their employees micro-mobility solutions such as an e-bike, similarly 45% predict they will provide a mobility budget, and 36% envisage a bike-sharing programme.

On the supply side, almost 62% of the mobility providers surveyed already offer carsharing, while nearly 53% offer e-mobility and 47% offer carpooling management. Over the next three years, we can expect to see more services being offered by mobility providers in relation to the mobility budget (according to 41% of the respondents), public transport (according to 32%) and carsharing (according to 26%).

The survey was developed with the aim of helping corporate HR and Comp & Ben specialists, mobility end customers and the supply chain to keep pace with the ongoing rise in demand for smart mobility solutions. Download the full survey.

Would you like to know more about the developments in corporate mobility and to network with other corporate HR and Comp & Ben specialists as well as mobility providers and tech-savvy mobility start-ups? Join us for the third session of the Smart Mobility Institute (SMI), based around the theme of ‘Employee choice, car or mobility as a benefit’, on 16 September.

Author: Saskia Harreman