Allianz has announced it is enhancing its Motor Fleet and Small Fleet products to provide more cover for electric vehicles, whilst expanding its services to support customers as they electrify their fleets.
The specialist EV cover now includes third-party liability during charging, as well as damage cover for cables, connectors and electric wallboxes located at the insured’s premises or employee’s home.
Allianz said it has also “future-proofed” its wording and clarified some existing cover and limits, following the increase of vehicle automation and connectivity.
Fleet customers can also access a wide range of services, including: discounted on-board cameras and telematics to help prove liability, control expenses and improve driver behaviour; access to comprehensive breakdown packages, including insured and pay-on-use options, from the AA; discounted Tracker stolen vehicle recovery products
The new proposition is supported by Allianz’s risk management partners, DriveTech, from the AA, and UK-based automotive tech specialists Lightfoot.
DriveTech provides driver training, including an appreciation of regenerative braking, charging and EV safety, while Lightfoot uses connected tech to deliver real-time driver coaching, with a smartphone app that offers drivers rewards and prizes. Both partners also provide risk management services for drivers and fleet managers.
As part of its sustainability commitments, Allianz will also look to use green parts wherever possible on non-safety critical items when repairing fleet vehicles.
In addition, cover that was provided for volunteering during lockdown will continue, either for the NHS or the distribution of food aid from a recognised Trust or Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) charity.
Gerry Ross, head of commercial motor at Allianz Insurance, said: “These are really exciting times for us as we continuously challenge ourselves to bring the latest solutions to our customers. We constantly review our motor proposition to ensure we remain at the forefront of the market, meeting and anticipating broker and customer needs.
“The inclusion of EV cover reflects the evolving priorities of our customers and the option to use green parts demonstrates our commitment to sustainability. Our expert underwriters, local branch network and excellent claims teams are committed to delivering a comprehensive offering that reflects the challenges and opportunities modern fleets are facing.”