Volkswagen Financial Services has launched the new “Electrification as a Service” (EaaS) in Europe to support the decarbonisation of large fleets. Clients benefit from a range of advice and implementation from a single source across national borders.
VWFS works with selected partners to provide EaaS. Volkswagen can thus offer a modular system of coordinated services, ranging from fleet analysis and vehicle selection to tailor-made financing and leasing offers and charging infrastructure. Fleet operators can choose any or all of the five modules, which VW refers to as Vehicle Purchasing (e.g. Full-Service Leasing), Fleet Strategy, Fleet Operations (e.g. Charging Provider, Charging Infrastructure, Training personnel), Technology (e.g. load management, renewables). energies, electricity storage), Digitalisation.
The partners for the modules include services that the Volkswagen Group has been developing for some time, such as Elli for energy and charging solutions or MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH from Porsche Consulting) for IT services. Volkswagen Financial Services and Volkswagen Group Fleet International handle all matters relating to vehicle purchases and long-term leasing.
“For many of our fleet customers, converting their fleet to electric vehicles is a complex task,” said Sven Kunath, senior vice president fleet at Volkswagen Financial Services. He added: “With EaaS, we are not only helping fleet managers achieve their sustainability goals, but we are also supporting Volkswagen Group brands in bringing e-mobility to the market.”
Currently, the offer is aimed at existing fleet customers. However, Volkswagen aims to successively expand to other markets such as France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.