Austrian Post has laid the right tracks for vehicle fleet sustainability in the haulage and logistics industry with its future-oriented strategy.
The discussion about the sustainability of the automobile industry is currently going in different directions. From e-vehicles to hydrogen or renewable energy fuelled transport, there’s a lot to consider: The CO2 balance should not only consider local emissions, but also pollutants during production, the logistics chain, and recycling. In various calculations it can be shown that an electric car has lower emissions than a combustion engine after about four years of operation. While other studies show that a medium-sized electric car in Europe emits about two-thirds less harmful greenhouse gases than a combustion engine. With pure green electricity, the values are even higher.
In addition to these considerations, the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in many countries is currently still under construction and is therefore often a factor that prevents companies purchasing e-vehicles for their fleets. For example, if we assume the charging process of an electric car takes about six times as long as filling up at the pump, 100,000 public charging units would have to be available for Austria alone to satisfy the needs of business and the public. Currently Austria has only about 20% of this requirement.
Austrian Post has laid the right tracks for vehicle fleet sustainability in the haulage and logistics industry with its future-oriented strategy:
With this future-oriented use of alternative mobility, Austrian Post has steered its fleet towards sustainability.
Common car fleet pitfalls to avoid.
For vehicle fleets, it is important to keep an eye on the overall risk costs. In addition to passing on the costs to insurance companies, risk-reducing measures are particularly useful. By analysing individual damage lists, one can determine the frequency of different types of risks and react accordingly. Based on our experience, we have identified the following recurring problems:
We have seen many such damages not only have an impact on the damage statistics and thus on the insurance premium, but also on other company costs. For example, an employee is unable to work due to an injury caused by an accident, or the vehicle is not available for transporting goods whilst it is repaired which leads to reduced efficiency and additional costs. Accidents because of causes such as these, and many others, can be tackled with effective risk management.
Jose Luis Abad Garcia
Competence Center Manager Motor
T +43 664 888 447 99
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