The future of mobility: how can your company meet this challenge?

January 21, 2020

Nowadays, companies with more than 100 employees are required to have a mobility plan. The company's employees commute to and from work every day, which generates a lot of pollution. The choice of the means of transportation of the workers has a fundamental impact, it is therefore the duty of the company to influence the behavior of their employees. The fundamental aim of the company's mobility plan is to reduce the carbon footprint of each employee.

In the years to come, we will see a real evolution in mobility thanks to numerous innovations. Electric, autonomous, shared or connected cars will greatly develop. We will also see a sharp increase in MaaS (Mobility as a Service). In addition, the number of self-service electric bicycles and scooters will increase considerably and will become an even more widespread means of transportation.

The question here is therefore to understand how, in 10 years' time, companies will adapt their behavior to these innovations. Their mobility plans will have to be modified to be consistent with current trends.

The solutions are diverse. Within the framework of the Business Travel Plan (BTP), companies could act in several ways, such as installing recharging stations for electric cars in the workplace. The companies could also offer subscriptions to electric bicycles, electric scooters and public transportation for employees and create a platform for carpooling between employees.

Your company could even take the initiative to set up a bus that would take its staff to work in the morning. Teleworking will also become more and more common, reducing the need for employees to travel.

  • Companies facing the development of electric cars 
  • Subscriptions for employees
  • The implementation of teleworking 

Companies facing the development of electric cars

"By 2030, worldwide, 50% of vehicles sold will be electric" according to Michel Lauwers of the newspaper L'Echo. Faced with this evolution, companies will have no choice but to take this change into account as part of their mobility plan. The installation of recharging stations for electric cars would allow employees to charge their cars during their working day.

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To go even further, some companies could set up a car sharing platform that would allow employees living close to each other to come to work together.

 

Subscriptions for employees

Companies need to motivate workers to use public transportation or self-service electric bicycles and scooters. The most effective way would be to provide them with discounted transportation passes so that they can use all the transportation they want. If the use of these means of transportation depended only on their willingness and not on a subscription problem, more and more people would be using them.

 

The implementation of telework

Teleworking allows company employees to work from home; this process has a big advantage: it reduces commuting. A company that allows its employees to have one or more days of teleworking needs less parking spaces and fewer spaces on the premises. Remote working is a new way of working and is advantageous for both employees and employers in terms of mobility.

 

Companies have a fundamental role in the evolution of mobility and will have to adapt to the different changes. All these solutions can be considered so that companies can take up this challenge and simplify the mobility of their employees

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