How can we support employees in car-sharing?

Optimize your company fleet with carsharing

Company car-sharing is a practical, eco-responsible and economical solution that reduces dependence on individual cars. Car-sharing is the provision of self-service vehicles to users for the duration and destination of their choice.

There are many advantages to car-sharing for both employees and employers. These benefits include reduced fleet costs, a smaller carbon footprint, promotion of sustainable transport, better management of physical keys and optimization of the existing vehicle fleet.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the essential elements to support employees in their transition to company car-sharing.

1. Choose a high-quality, easy-to-use solution

It’s important to choose a car-sharing technology that’s reliable and easy to use. Today, there are several players on the market. Selecting a supplier you can trust is essential to the success of your project. Finding out in advance what impact a car-sharing solution has had in other companies can be a good way of ensuring a good choice. The OpenFleet solution, for example, is recommended by several customers who have been working with us for several years.

2. Communicate and explain why it’s important to make the transition to car-sharing at work

It’s important to communicate the benefits of car-sharing to employees, such as lower fleet costs, a reduced carbon footprint, the promotion of a more sustainable mode of transport and greater freedom of movement. Giving meaning to the transition to car-sharing will help to get your employees more involved in the project.

3. Train employees to use the solution

It is essential to train employees in the car-sharing solution they have chosen, so that they can use it easily and effectively. Training sessions can be organized on the one hand for users, to explain how to use the mobile application, how to reserve a vehicle, how to pick up and return the vehicle, etc. On the other hand, we can also organize training sessions for drivers, to explain how to use the mobile application, how to reserve a vehicle, how to pick up and return the vehicle, etc. On the other hand, the car-sharing technology provider should also assist in the training of staff in charge of the reservation platform, customer service, and so on.

4. Regularly communicate the advantages/gains/benefits gained with this solution

It’s important to regularly communicate the advantages, gains and benefits of car-sharing within the company. This can include savings on the car budget, reductions in CO2 emissions, improvements in the quality of life at work thanks to a more sustainable mode of transport, and so on. These communications can take the form of internal newsletters, posters on the premises or e-mails. Users themselves will feel part of a more sustainable mobility solution.

5. Measuring user satisfaction

Distributing satisfaction surveys at the start and in the more important phases of a company carsharing project will enable us to record changes in user satisfaction, listen to their voice and identify areas for improvement.

In conclusion, company car-sharing is a practical, economical and ecological solution that reduces dependence on the private car. The benefits for employees and employers are numerous, including reduced fleet costs, a smaller carbon footprint, promotion of sustainable transport, better management of physical keys and optimization of the existing vehicle fleet.

To support employees in their transition to carsharing, it’s important to choose a high-quality, easy-to-use solution, to regularly communicate the benefits of company carsharing, to train employees in the solution and its use, to regularly communicate the advantages, gains and benefits obtained thanks to company carsharing, and to measure user satisfaction. By adopting company car-sharing, businesses can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while offering their employees a sustainable, economical and practical mobility solution.