May 12, 2020

As we gradually emerge from lockdown, it is clear that the ways in which we used to work, consume and travel have radically changed. The current crisis has deeply impacted our health and economic wellbeing, but is also forcing us to re-examine long-held beliefs and practices.

For our customers and drivers, mobility must continue to be as accessible, safe, sustainable, convenient and affordable as possible. But their needs will also be different in the face of economic uncertainty and the possibility of further lockdowns. Furthermore, fewer employees will be willing to commute on crowded roads or on public transport.

Undoubtedly, new tools and approaches will be needed to address society’s mobility needs in the years ahead. Here are five key trends that will define the post-COVID mobility landscape:

As we gradually emerge from lockdown, it is clear that the ways in which we used to work, consume and travel have radically changed. The current crisis has deeply impacted our health and economic wellbeing, but is also forcing us to re-examine long-held beliefs and practices.

For our customers and drivers, mobility must continue to be as accessible, safe, sustainable, convenient and affordable as possible. But their needs will also be different in the face of economic uncertainty and the possibility of further lockdowns. Furthermore, fewer employees will be willing to commute on crowded roads or on public transport.

Undoubtedly, new tools and approaches will be needed to address society’s mobility needs in the years ahead. Here are five key trends that will define the post-COVID mobility landscape:

 

Trend 1: Flexible, seamless and integrated

Businesses and drivers will increasingly favour shorter and more flexible contracts or mobility subscription programmes that offer minimal stoppages or checkpoints. Pressure will grow for the development of integrated services via digital hubs for multimodal transportation (car, scooter, bike and public transport) to resolve first- and last-mile connections. Vehicle sharing could be an important part of this mix, but must be able to guarantee high standards of hygiene.

 

Trend 1: Flexible, seamless and integrated

Businesses and drivers will increasingly favour shorter and more flexible contracts or mobility subscription programmes that offer minimal stoppages or checkpoints. Pressure will grow for the development of integrated services via digital hubs for multimodal transportation (car, scooter, bike and public transport) to resolve first- and last-mile connections. Vehicle sharing could be an important part of this mix, but must be able to guarantee high standards of hygiene.

 

Trend 1: Flexible, seamless and integrated

Businesses and drivers will increasingly favour shorter and more flexible contracts or mobility subscription programmes that offer minimal stoppages or checkpoints. Pressure will grow for the development of integrated services via digital hubs for multimodal transportation (car, scooter, bike and public transport) to resolve first- and last-mile connections. Vehicle sharing could be an important part of this mix, but must be able to guarantee high standards of hygiene.

How can LeasePlan help?

LeasePlan’s experienced consultants are specialised in the complex dynamics of today’s – and tomorrow’s – mobility market. They can provide tailor-made advice, training and solutions to fit your mobility needs. Ask your LeasePlan contact person for more information.