17 Jun 21

Athlon Belgium offers clients trial PHEVs and BEVs

Athlon Belgium is offering customers in Belgium short-term leases of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) cars as a way to get them on the path towards a greener fleet. KPMG recently launched a trial involving 25 employees.

As electric cars need to be the norm by 2026, a growing number of companies is adding PHEVs or BEVs to its fleet. However, employees and fleet managers alike are often hesitant whether they can make the switch. That’s why Athlon Belgium is now offering short-term leases on electric cars, giving fleets the opportunity to put them to the test in real-life conditions. This is often useful because going for electric cars doesn't only imply a modal shift, it also requires a mental shift.

“Our flexible short-term solutions meet the growing need of flexibility,” said Katrien Furniere (pictured on top, left), Rental Manager, Athlon Belgium. “By offering companies the opportunity to test PHEVs and BEVs before signing a long-term lease, their employees can trial electric driving and companies can better map the impact on employees, costs and processes. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

Athlon is offering a range of PHEV and BEV models from brands like BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Tesla and Toyota. KPMG Belgium, for instance, received 8 plug-in Mercedes cars for extensive trials with 25 employees.

“This trial is a part of our mobility plan, which is centred around flexibility,” said Peter Van de Velde (pictured on top, right), Mobility Manager, KPMG Belgium. “We have already moved our offices to locations that are easily accessible and we deploy alternative modes of transport. In spite of these alternative options, a majority of our employees still have a company car, which can be combined with alternative transport. So, the logical next step is to make our fleet greener and to introduce electric company cars.”

Photo: Katrien Furniere, Rental Manager, Athlon Belgium (left), Peter Van de Velde, Mobility Manager, KPMG Belgium (right)

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck