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Last mile logistics

The last mile logistics

“The last mile” is a term usually used to describe the final link in the supply chain – when an order makes its way from the distribution centre or a retail location to the end consumer.
Worldwide, city governments are battling against pollution and traffic congestion by creating low emission zones, and implementing vehicle entry and parking restrictions.
Recent global trends, like low transport emissions and the e-commerce boom, have brought last mile logistics to the brink of disruption.

So what is this disruptive change that the last mile is facing?

Fri 10/07/20
LCVs shift to electric powertrain

LCVs shift to electric powertrain

During the last few years, the number of LCVs has increased with the growth of last mile delivery as ever more shopping is carried out online. This trend has been reinforced during the Covid-19 crisis because of the explosion of online shopping due to the lockdown situation, without mentioning the delivery of services in city centers which require LCV usage.

With this significant increase, the challenges around last mile urban operations are becoming crucial for many companies. Congestion, air quality concerns, LEZ implementation and cost of the last mile are perhaps some of the main issues. However, all of these challenges represent real opportunities for OEMs.

What is the current situation? How are these challenges being managed?

Tue 07/07/20
Barometer 2020

The Arval Mobility Observatory Fleet Barometer 2020

Growing interest for electric vehicles and alternative motility solutions: Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020.

Tue 30/06/20
Arval Mobility Observatory Global Fleet Barometer 2020

Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020

Growing interest for electric vehicles and alternative motility solutions: Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020

The Arval Mobility Observatory is Arval’s research and intelligence platform and has become an industry reference in objectively recording and forecasting mobility trends. Today it reveals the insights of its latest study, the 16th Edition of its annual barometer, run between January and mid-March 2020.

This year 5,600 fleet managers were interviewed across 20 countries.

Tue 30/06/20
Government measures

How do European governments intend to support the demand of passenger cars?

In light of the various COVID-19 imposed lockdowns across Europe, all of the manufacturing plants and most of the dealer sites were closed.
Some OEM’s developed or enhanced their respective online purchase processes (such as PSA or Volvo).
Despite these initiatives there was still a significant reduction in new passenger cars registrations.

In the 5 major markets in Western Europe, the automotive industry is a strategic, industrial sector of their respective economies. That is why their governments have decided to support large stimulus plan in order to boost production and sales of vehicles with a strong focus on electric vehicles.

How do they intend to support the demand?

Mon 22/06/20
The Last Mile

The Last Mile

We hope this publication will give you the key to understand what is driving the need fo last mile solutions, the challenges faced in our city centres, the evolution of our way of living and consuming and how it impacts the delivery organization.

Tue 16/06/20
Telematics: Gathering Essential Vehicle Data

Telematics: Gathering Essential Vehicle Data

Telematics solutions are a key part of any fleet manager’s toolbox, monitoring key factors impacting the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of entire fleets but also a precious tool for individuals to become active and responsible drivers.

Mon 18/05/20
OEMS

The COVID-19 and impacts on OEMs

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. The COVID-19 pandemic will certainly lead to a world recession.

Among other industries, the global automotive industry will confront a challenging year with impacts on the mobility landscape. What can we already see on the market? What will be the impacts after this pandemic? What are the impacts on the vehicle manufacturers (OEMs)?


Mon 04/05/20