The latest version of the Australian Corporate Fleet Insights report was released by AfMA and ACA Research in June 2022. It showed that the total number of fleet vehicles in Australia remained stable since the last report in 2020 with a 2% increase to 2,494,000.
It wasn’t surprising to see a smaller change in vehicles than was reported between 2018 and 2020 due to the global pandemic and the ongoing disruption of new vehicle supply. One thing that did change significantly was the number of businesses operating 20-49 vehicles. The increase was up 8% from 2020 making an estimate of 13,000 business that have a small fleet.
While the total fleet size in Australia forms part of the research, the key insights that came out of the 2022 report are more interesting and will influence decisions organisations will make about their fleets over the next decade.
The six key insights from the report were:
- The new world of fleet management
- The road to electrification
- The need for external support
- The fleet evolution
- Supporting fleet renewal
- Delivering a great finance CX (customer experience)
In the short term, the top three priorities in 2022 for Fleet Managers outlined in the report are:
- Reducing running costs
- Improving the delivery of services to end customers
- Increasing business efficiency