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Athlon Car Lease pre-orders 100 electric vehicles

Athlon Car Lease has signed a pre-ordering agreement with Renault for 100
electric vehicles and announced their cooperation in the joint delivery of electric vehicle solutions to their mutual clients.

Hans Blink, president of Athlon Car Lease: “At Athlon Car Lease, we strongly believe that electric vehicles will represent a significant part of the mobility solutions market in the future. Supporting our biggest customer Rabobank to introduce electric vehicles to their fleet is an important first step in stressing our position as a major player in this market.”

Dirk Duijzer, director Food & Agri and CSR of Rabobank: “Corporate social responsibility is the very basis of our core activities, with lending coming first and foremost. Rabobank Group is committed to creating more sustainability in value chains. We also place a great emphasis on sustainability in our own operations. Therefore we gladly support the initiative of Athlon Car Lease to order electric vehicles from Renault and thus support the innovation in sustainable mobility.”

Commenting on the strategic partnership with Renault, Mr. Blink explains: “Our choice to work together with Renault is driven by the competitiveness of their offer and the confidence we have in Renault's global strategy for electric vehicles.

Renault’s electric vehicles complement our existing mobility solutions for customers who are concerned about their impact on the environment and aim at decreasing the CO2 emission level of their car fleet.”

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Senior Vice President, Renault Corporate Sales Division, adds:
“We are convinced that the early adopters of the electric vehicle will be fleet customers, and Renault’s global electric vehicle proposition really fits their needs, with a range of four competitive vehicles for each kind of usage.

We applaud the initiative of Athlon and Rabobank because we believe that the first companies to integrate our electric vehicles into their fleet will be the first to reap the benefits in terms of changing habits and management, which in the end will become a competitive advantage.”

Renault has just revealed the first two production models of its electric vehicle range: Kangoo Express ZE, a light commercial vehicle, and Fluence ZE, a family sedan.
Renault’s range of electric vehicles will later be extended with two new cars, exclusively designed for electrical power:

  • Renault Twizy, a nimble and practical electric vehicle for city motoring (2 seats – 4 wheels)
  • Renault ZOE, a compact and flexible hatchback for everyday use.

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