“In our fleet of company cars, over the past two years we have reduced our diesel vehicles by 27% and our gasoline engines by 18%, while we have introduced 11% of plug-in hybrids” Mourad Fellah, responsible for the management of the Carglass fleet, indicates at the outset.
Today, the fleet of the automotive glazing specialist consists of 122 diesel vehicles, 37 gasoline-powered and 24 plug-in hybrids. And the company intends to accentuate its energy mix with 100% electric vehicles, with the aim of reducing the number of thermal vehicles to less than 50% of the fleet by the end of 2022.
In accordance with the LOM law
“Following a call for tenders from manufacturers, at the end of 2020 we put together our new catalog, which now offers our sales representatives and trainers throughout the country electric models, plug-in hybrids, gasoline and diesel “, explains Mourad Fellah. The company is thus changing its car policy to anticipate future regulations.
It is preparing in particular to be in compliance with the mobility orientation law (LOM), which requires fleets to be 10% electrified in 2022, 20% in 2024 and up to 50% in 2030. “We are also anticipating the tightening of urban environmental regulations, with the gradual establishment of low-emission zones (ZFE) in large agglomerations”, underlines Mourad Fellah.
Support for employees
By virtue of its partnership with manufacturers Stellantis and BMW, Carglass now offers the electric Peugeot e-208 and Citroën ë-C4, and the BMW 3 Series and BMW X1 plug-in hybrids. The choice is free among the four types of petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid engines, except for the top management for which the company has already excluded thermal vehicles in favor of electric and plug-in hybrid models.
With the increase in range up to 400 kilometers for the latest models, the electric vehicle may be suitable for a long rider.
Mourad Fellah Head of Carglass Fleet Management
However, Carglass supports its sales representatives and trainers in choosing their model to assign the right engine to the right use. ” They are oriented on the models according to the geographical and topographical configuration of their journeys, but not according to their annual mileage. With the increase in range up to 400 kilometers for the latest models, the electric vehicle may be suitable for a long-distance driver, as long as he can recharge his vehicle at home ”, reveals Mourad Fellah. The manager considers in fact “That the national deployment of the public electric recharging network is still insufficient and above all poorly maintained”.
Small electric vans
In its fleet of commercial vehicles, which makes up two-thirds of its total fleet of 573 vehicles, Carglass has also introduced the new versions of the Nissan e-NV 200 small electric vans for light interventions in urban areas. “We are studying the advisability of replacing at the end of 2021 some of our large diesel utility vehicles Renault Master and Ford Transit by the new electric models Peugeot e-Boxer and Ford transit”, reveals the manager. For now, the fleet consists of 10 Nissan e-NV200s, and 300 Renault Masters and 50 Ford Transit diesel powered vehicles.