Cogent Hire continues EV focus with new role

Credit hire and mobility specialist Cogent Hire has appointed insurance and auto executive Luke LeSauteur to the new role of commercial director.

Reporting to CEO Kirsty McKno, he will build and launch new propositions for insurance clients, especially in emerging mobility sectors such as EV.

He said: “While some insurers are gripping the EV claims journey, the insurance industry as a whole needs to better manage EV from the point of collision and recovery through to repair and total loss. Managing EV safely is also crucial, as this will give underwriters more confidence when they price these types of risk.

“At present the industry has more work to do to get it right for a fast-growing population of EV drivers, and under the Consumer Duty regulation EV drivers should receive an appropriate claims service if they’ve been involved in an accident.

“Cogent Hire has a genuine commitment to understanding customers’ needs and improving processes in mobility.”

McKno said: “Bringing Luke on board puts us in a good position to take the initiative and move the motor claims needle, particularly with regard to EV. We are looking forward to supporting our insurer clients, both existing and potential partners, as they get to grips with making EV insurance work across the whole of the claims value chain.”