The non-deductibility of fossil company cars starting in 2026 is bringing on a big challenge for fleet managers. Especially because Belgium is one of the European countries with the most company cars.
How can we accelerate the energy transition by facilitating company car fleets switch from fossil to electric vehicles? While keeping in mind the reluctance of the end users due to the scarce Belgian infrastructure.
The number of company cars in Belgium is one of the highest in the world, namely 22% of Belgian vehicles (in 2022). The Belgian government decided to make non-electric/fossils cars non-deductible starting in 2026. Therefore, in this fast-evolving environment with raising awareness in sustainability, companies have to think about switching their car fleet to electric vehicles. Unfortunately, Belgium’s infrastructure isn’t optimized for it yet. As a major player in the international energy sector, TotalEnergies has a strong position for developing e-mobility. Therefore, the challenge as described below is very relevant to them.
The challenge is the following: “How to accelerate energy transition by facilitating company car fleets switch from fossil to electric vehicles?”.
Companies aren’t especially against changing their fossil fleet into electric. However, it is harder to convince the end users. Indeed, as mentioned before, the infrastructure isn’t adapted to a rise in the number of electric vehicles. Indeed, we may face some limitations such as:
Eventually, TotalEnergies is actively looking to propose a complete offer targeting both companies and end users while benefiting from their competitive advantage on the gas station market.
Here are some ideas proposed by the students in order to tackle the problem: