IT service provider Atos has announced that it will fully electrify its nearly 5,500 company cars by the end of 2024. Atos has chosen Renault and Stellantis as its main suppliers of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
It is not surprising that these two companies were chosen, as Atos is based in Bezons near Paris and has thus awarded the contracts to two (partly) French companies. Stellantis emerged from the merger of PSA and Fiat-Chrysler. This means that a whole range of brands come into question, such as Dacia, Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, Fiat, Jeep and soon Alfa Romeo.
In the statement, Atos praised the “ambitious plans” of the two partners “to pave the way for smart and sustainable mobility”. “As a leader in electric vehicles with the largest electric fleet in Europe and many years of experience in serving EV customers, Groupe Renault is proud to support Atos’ initiative,” Renault CEO Luca de Meo is quoted as saying. Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, says: “Stellantis already has one of the broadest ranges of advanced low-emission vehicles with more than 30 electrified models and fuel cell light commercial vehicles available for launch this autumn.”
Atos also announces that it will install new charging stations at its offices to implement fleet electrification, expanding the Group’s network from 100 stations to more than 500 in 2024. In addition, the company will offer its employees with electric company cars the opportunity to install a charging station at home.
“Faced with the climate emergency, there is a collective responsibility to act now to lower carbon emissions,” says Elie Girard, CEO of Atos. “Moving to an all-electric company car fleet by 2024 is an important step towards reaching our ‘net zero’ ambitions by 2028 and an important signal to the market. Although the market for electric vehicles is still young, the technology is mature enough for use in corporate fleets thanks to the efforts of leading automotive manufactures like Renault and Stellantis.”
It is striking that Girard refers to an “all-electric company car fleet”, while Tavares states that he has been selected as a “battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle provider”.
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