About Chris Wright

Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Contract hire set to surge in fleets

By |2021-07-07T09:36:15+01:00July 7th, 2021|News|

Findings from the Arval Mobility Observatory’s latest Barometer show that the percentage of businesses operating vehicle fleets who either intend to increase or introduce the use of this means of finance during the next three years has risen to more than half (51%) from slightly more than a quarter (26%) during the last 12 months, an increase of almost 100%

How SMEs adapted during lockdown

By |2021-07-05T10:40:30+01:00July 5th, 2021|News|

 Although just under third of companies polled have had to adapt to stay afloat (30%) and over a third to protect their profitability (38%) since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, retention of staff remained a focus with 37% of businesses surveyed saying they did so to protect their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing.   

Businesses moving towards short and mid-term rental

By |2021-06-30T10:28:22+01:00June 30th, 2021|News|

Survey respondents said they had already implemented a short or mid-term rental solution or planned to do so within the next three years. It was followed by private lease or salary sacrifice (61%), ride sharing, a mobility budget and public transport (all at 56%), then corporate car sharing (55%) and an app to book mobility solutions (52%).

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