Renault-Nissan to supply Orange with 200 EVs
The fleet will comprise Renault ZOE, Renault Kangoo Z.E., Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 models and will be mainly used for car-sharing purposes between the firm’s buildings and installations in France. Using the Orange Auto Partage application, employees can book a car for professional or personal use online or via a smartphone.
The two firms will also collaborate on the installation of a network of charging stations at the sites which adopt the car-sharing service.
The latest agreement forms part of a wider international partnership between the two companies.
Orange currently has about 2,000 pool vehicles in France with about 100 cars (hybrid, electric, diesel, etc.) available for car-sharing purposes. It also already owns a fleet of about 30 tandem 2-seat Twizys it has acquired from Renault since 2012.
The new agreement is expected to help contribute to Orange’s commitment to reduce its CO2 footprint by 20% by 2020.
‘We believe that the use of electric vehicles needs to be encouraged both professionally and privately. Therefore, this agreement with the Renault-Nissan Alliance contributes to helping us meet our commitment to a 20% reduction in our CO2 footprint by 2020,’ said Hélène Billon, Orange facilities & mobility management director. ‘By that time, we hope to continue the acquisition of more than 1,000 electric vehicles, notably to account for about one-third of our car-sharing fleet in France.’