Leading business vehicle hire and mobility provider Fleetondemand has been announced as the only company to achieve a double award win at the inaugural Company Car Today Innovation Awards 2021.
Fleetondemand’s Mobility as a Service platform, Mobilleo won the ‘Best App’ award and the ‘Rental’ award went to their global business vehicle hire and mobility division, Fleetondemand.
The awards were launched this year as a new initiative to recognise the companies that are providing the most innovative solutions to fleets, helping them to work smarter, more cost effectively, greener or more efficiently.
Entries were split across 10 categories covering all areas of the fleet industry and were assessed by an elite judging panel with more than a century of combined fleet experience. The panel consisted of:
Paul Hollick – chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals and managing director of The Miles Consultancy
Julie Summerell – Association of Fleet Professionals director and managing director of TR Fleet
Nigel Trotman – former fleet consultant, fleet manager and ICFM board member
Paul Barker – editor of Company Car Today with more than 15 years of fleet industry experience
Tristan Young – Company Car Today contributing editor with more than 20 years of experience in the fleet sector
Company Car Today Editor Paul Barker said: “It’s brilliant to see such intelligent use of technology and systems to help fleets through what is a time of unparalleled difficulty, with problems coming from all angles. The Innovation Award winners are offering something clever and should be proud of their efforts to make life easier, cleaner and more straightforward for fleets.
“Fleetondemand is leading the Mobility as a Service sector with a very clever offering that harnesses an impressive variety of transport options into a simple package for fleet operators. An easy entry into what can be a complicated solution, Mobilleo succeeds in opening the door for fleets to a new way of working.”
Fleetondemand ‘Rental Award’ – Judges Statement
The 2021 Company Car Today Innovation Awards rental prize goes to a company with a platform that is involved in far more than just rental, but integrates car into a wider platform, including car clubs, taxis, trains and other public transport via its Mobilleo mobility platform.
It’s a second 2021 Innovation Award for Fleetondemand, which claims it has access to more vehicles, locations and choice than any other rental provider. It says it acts as an intermediary to offer access to more than 1.6 million vehicles in 170 countries, including 600,000 from 2,200 branches in the UK, with hire available from an hour to a year.
The company claims to have saved its customer Orchid Field Marketing over £10,000 on damage claims per year via its De-Risk Light Damage Cover service, while it also says that switching to Fleetondemand saved a UK shipping firm 13% on its annual rental spend.
Mobilleo ‘Best App Award’ – Judges Statement
The Best App Award goes to a company that Is adept at using technology to integrate different functions together, as Fleetondemand’s Mobilleo platform amalgamates a variety of Mobility as a Service travel options under one smartphone app.
Also usable as a desktop application, Mobilleo is free for customers to download, and allows users to search, book and pay for a journey as a single entity, across global providers of everything from flights and train travel to car clubs, hotels and bicycle hire. The app also hosts ticketing, and can be configured to company travel policies and mobility requirements, and will also split out private and business journeys for expense claims.
The company says the app can be used as an alternative to grey fleet, or as an employee benefit or CSR tool.
“I’m aware there is a need for mobility, and the ease of the app is impressive in terms of the driver journey,” commented one judge, while another said: “It seems to do everything.”
Fleetondemand says Mobilleo is also helping shore up the short-term range concerns of electric vehicles by encouraging drivers to go electric but with the back-up of the app’s alternative transport options for longer journeys that might still be difficult or a worry for drivers only recently moving to an electric car.
Justin Whitston, CEO and Founder at Fleetondemand, commented: “We are extremely proud to have been recognised in two separate awards categories by Company Car Today. These accolades are testament to all the hard work and dedication of the outstanding team we have throughout the business.
“We’ve continued to invest heavily in recruitment and the development of our award-winning technology over the last 12 months to ensure our customers have access to the most advanced Mobility as a Service and vehicle rental technology platforms in today’s market, coupled with unrivalled customer service.“