AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via uberX from the beginning of October. Drivers using the Uber app can lease the car under attractive LeasePlan terms.
Additionally, drivers will be able to sign up for a charging load credit from Fastned, a new company which runs fast-charging stations along major highways. Energy company Nuon will also help drivers find convenient charging stations close to their homes. The aim is to have more than 200 electric cars operational by the end of 2018.
For Erik Henstra, Managing Director LeasePlan Nederland NV, the pilot is closely aligned with LeasePlan’s broader goals of achieving net zero emissions from the automotive sector by 2030 and supporting the shift to ‘cars as a service’: “Uber and Nissan are valuable partners for LeasePlan in our efforts to make mobility more sustainable and accessible. This is a great example of working together to achieve What’s next.”
SOURCE: LeasePlan Corporation N.V.
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