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New data benchmarks fleet car use across different industries

Arval has released new data breaking down fleet car usage across different UK industry sectors and giving an insight into their different approaches to business motoring.

New data benchmarks fleet car use across different industries

New data benchmarks fleet car use across different industries

The exercise covers 10,558 cars and vans in total across the IT, FMCG, chemical and oil, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and reveals key differences in the average length of vehicle lease, average annual mileage and average CO2.

For example, according to the data, chemical and oil fleets have the shortest lease lengths, renewing at 42.3 months, which makes sense given that they also work their vehicles hardest, covering the most miles at 27,000 per annum.

Pharmaceutical fleets have the second shortest leases, the lowest annual mileage but the highest CO2, suggesting that there is a greater accent on car choice as part of an overall benefits package.

IT companies keep their vehicles for the longest at 47.8 months. And FMCG fleets have the lowest average CO2 output per vehicle at 107.9g/km.

Shaun Sadlier, head of Arval’s Corporate Vehicle Observatory in the UK, said the benchmarking data, believed to mark a first for the fleet industry, will be followed by new statistics in the future, such as the different fuel types in use by each sector.

He added: “It is useful, as part of our consultancy work, to see the most common practices which are dominant in different sectors. This allows us to share common solutions with our customers and also gain a better understanding of their specific needs and how we can support them.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.