The SNCF is considering a “functional train” to replace the car

The SNCF is considering a “functional train” to replace the car

The SNCF is considering a “functional train” to replace the car

A project that, according to the company, would allow “respond to the challenges of sustainable development, while providing advantages comparable to the company car”.

The SNCF is considering a “functional train”, a formula that companies could offer their employees in 2024 in place of the company car, the TGV boss said Tuesday. This idea would “respond to the challenges of sustainable development, while providing advantages comparable to the company car”noted the director of the TGV-Intercités, Alain Krakovitch.

“It still remains to be built”he told AFP. It provides for an “end-to-end offer” which, “probably in the context of mobility credit”to combine public transport – obviously the train -, “Gentle mobility»And car rental. “There are many individual company cars in France today, 2.8 million”He explained. “This is still the main mobility advantage offered by companies to their employees.”

The impractical company car

“I find it interesting to think of an alternative that we could offer to companies that would like to offer themselves to their senior managers other solutions that better respond to the growing aspirations of a more eco-responsible mobility”He added. “Young recruits will be sensitive to it, I think»Stressed Alain Krakovitch. More generally, discussions with key accounts show that executives don’t necessarily have a license, find the company car impractical either “I’m not always at ease” with the idea of ​​having a professional vehicle, even hybrid or electric, he remarked.

The marketing department of TGV-Intercités is working on it with client companies and “BtoH” specialists (exchanges between employers and employees, such as Ticket Restaurant), he noted, planning a phased launch starting in 2024. Alain Krakovitch would discuss of this initiative on Tuesday evening during the presentation of “Great prizes of eco-mobility”rewarding companies and travel agencies with the most virtuous travel policies with a contract with the SNCF.

The boss of the TGV launched a sensational controversy a few days ago by offering his services to PSG, which had taken the plane, not the train, to go from Paris to Nantes. He had proposed more discreetly at the end of August to reflect on the establishment of “Carbon sharesfor travelers.

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