Construction sector driving demand for commercial vehicles
The construction and facilities management sectors are driving strong demand for commercial vehicles and have overtaken logistics as the fastest-growing users of commercial vehicles, according to green mobility provider, SOGO.
While February saw new leases down 12% on the same month last year, SOGO says this was due to delivery delays, and demand remained ahead of 2021.
Commenting on the trend, Karl Howkins, managing director for SOGO, said: “The commercial vehicle sector continues to perform strongly. We have seen our commercial vehicle fleet grow by 31% over the last 12 months and demand continues to grow, particularly in the construction and facilities management sectors.”
SOGO sees strong demand for panel vans, tippers and pick-ups. It is meeting demand thanks to good relationships with manufacturers.
Howkins said: “Companies of all sizes are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Our partnership with BP Target Neutral is attracting new fleet operators to our services, along with the opportunity to rent vehicles on a monthly basis.”
A partnership SOGO and the BP Target Neutral Programme has helped fleet operators and consumers offset over 5,200 tonnes of carbon in the last 12 months. Every mile driven in a SOGO vehicle is carbon offset in a globally recognised carbon neutral scheme.