FLEAT focuses on the reduction of energy consumption and CO2-emissions of fleets. The share of fleet activities in total transport activities (mileage, number of vehicles, energy consumption) is increasing very rapidly.
‘Private mobility’ and ‘fleet mobility’ are very different: the decision process for purchasing and using vehicles in fleets is different from that of private vehicles. The fleet operator that is responsible for the purchase of the vehicle is different from the user of the vehicle, who does not carry the costs of driving his vehicle. This makes it more difficult to influence energy efficient purchase and mobility behaviour.
On the other hand, a fleet is managed centrally and this creates opportunities for more energy efficient fleet management. Fleets can play a role following the ‘learn by lead’ principle: effective actions for energy efficient fleets can inspire private vehicle users to energy efficient transport behaviour.