Part 2: Mobility Research 2019 - results

Belgian companies are moving towards greener car policies and fleets

Companies are moving towards greener car policies and fleets. This is one of the conclusions of the large-scale mobility study that LeasePlan conducted together with HR company Hudson and traffic and mobility consultancy Traject. We will discuss some of the findings from this study.

In addition to traditional cars running on petrol or diesel, 70% of companies allow employees to opt for vehicles with alternative fuel or drives, such as CNG or LPG cars, electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hybrid cars. It is notable that 7% of organisations with a car policy do not have diesel vehicles in their fleet. They mainly offer petrol-powered and electric cars, occasionally supplemented by another alternative. The chart below illustrates the various fuel types that companies offer. Respondents could select more than one option.

Reducing CO2 emissions

34% of the organisations surveyed wish to switch to a fully electric fleet by 2024. 6% want to make this transition by 2022, 28% by 2024.

In addition, 20% of the companies intend to revise the acceptable level of CO2 annually, aiming for maximum CO2 emissions of 100g/km on average by 2021. An organisation may incorporate a CO2 threshold in their car policy not just due to growing climate awareness, but also to changes in the tax system. As of 1 January 2020, the tax deduction scheme for corporate income tax will be changing. The deduction will remain linked to the car's fuel type and CO2 emissions, but be calculated according to a new formula from then on, further limiting the deductibility.

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