Arrival and LeasePlan, one of the world’s leading Car-as-a-Service companies, have signed a partnership agreement to bring Arrival electric vans to European cities. The initial order deals with 3,000 vans, however the two companies announced some more news for the second half of this year.
The British-American electric vehicle manufacturer is currently signing agreements and partnerships with some relevant companies working in different sectors. The Chinese Ambarella has joined Arrival as for ADAS solutions, while STMicroelectronics is in charge of supplying key electronic components.
LeasePlan green ambition and Arrival new method of design
LeasePlan has a global fleet of approximately 1.9 million vehicles and is one of the world’s leading providers of delivery vans-as-a-service. Nearly 1 in every 4 LeasePlan vehicles is a light commercial vehicle). According to the latest news released, LeasePlan’s ambition is to achieve net zero emissions from its funded fleet by 2030.
On the other hand, Arrival has a unique new method of design and production in rapidly scalable microfactories which utilises the company’s in-house technologies, including materials, software, hardware and robotics.
Meeting high demand responsibly, LeasePlan states
«Demand for online shopping is skyrocketing, but this demand has to be met responsibly, and concerns about pollution from delivery vehicles need to be addressed. I’m therefore delighted to be partnering with Arrival, which will see LeasePlan delivering some of the greenest, cleanest and truly innovative eLCVs to our customers. Together we are going to revolutionize the fast-growing eLCV market and make zero emission deliveries part and parcel of the New Normal», said Tex Gunning, CEO at LeasePlan.
Supporting the shift to sustainable mobility
«LeasePlan is not only the world’s largest Car-as-a-Service company, but they have also shown a long-term commitment to carbon footprint reduction as founding members of the EV100 – really putting sustainability on the map long before it was popular. Arrival is thrilled to be partnering with a fellow company leading the charge to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions vehicles, bringing sustainable mobility and cleaner air to cities around the world», replied Avinash Rugoobur, President of Arrival.