More company cars are sold every year in Belgium. Moreover, existing analysis indicates that the annual mileage covered by company cars is significantly above that of private cars. This phenomenon and its effects on the general mobility can thus be considered as important elements of any realistic mobility analysis.
Can the impacts of this trend be estimated, both on sustainability issues and on the more general evolution of mobility behaviours? This is the central question in the PROMOCO project.
The project considered two major issues.
- The first is whether the company cars availability induces specific mobility patterns, and, if this is the case, how these specific patterns contribute to the impacts of the general mobility on a sustainable society.
- The second question is the potential relationship between the use of company cars and the relative localizations of the household and work places.
Given the project objectives, the network partners organised the technical work along three main lines: specific data collection, modeling of the company cars impact and description of the correlations between their availability and workplace accessibility.
Mainly, the results provided by this project could be divided in three categories:
- descriptive analysis based on the data collected in the planned survey;
- results from the models including the analysis of the substitution effects from the car ownership model and the analysis on new trip generation, modal shifts and impacts of the conditions of company car use from the induced activities model;
- descriptive analysis of the relations between work accessibility and company cars.