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  • 2020/12/17
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Leasys’s revolution in electric mobility continues with the acquisition of the car sharing business and EV charging stations in Turin from French Group Bolloré

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in partnership with Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and through Leasys, continues to develop highly successful strategies in Europe’s mobility sector

• Leasys will acquire 430 EV charging stations, which will soon increase to 550.
• BlueTorino’s EV charging station network will support the electrification of the Leasys fleet and drive the growth of LeasysGO!, the new sustainable car sharing service that the Group has launched in Turin.
• The agreement with the Bolloré Group is designed to turn Turin into Italy’s capital of sustainable mobility.

Leasys, a subsidiary of FCA Bank and leader in 360-degree mobility services in Italy, announces the acquisition of the car sharing business and the EV charging stations in Turin of BlueTorino, a company of the Bolloré Group. The company achieved another milestone in its plans to revolutionize sustainable mobility, which started with the electrification of its 500 Leasys Mobility Stores in Italy and France and continued with the launch of the LeasysGO! electric car sharing service in Turin.

The acquisition of the BlueTorino business and EV charging infrastructure is part of a broader strategy that Leasys and FCA Bank have been pursuing in recent years, to further expand their role in the sustainable mobility sector. With the purchase of BlueTorino network, Leasys will be able to rely on a substantial number of EV charging stations well distributed in the city of Turin, with dedicated parking spots on public streets.  

There are 430 EV charging stations in Turin, with as many dedicated parking spots, which will increase to 550 in 2021, adding to the existing infrastructure of 100 poles already managed by Leasys in the city. BlueTorino’s charging stations will be gradually replaced with fast chargers, to enhance the support provided to the electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, including those in the LeasysGO! car sharing service.

The acquisition of BlueTorino will enable Leasys to play an even more important role as an international integrated mobility player and will put Turin at center stage as Italy’s capital of sustainable mobility.

 

 

About FCA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a global automaker that designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles in a portfolio of exciting brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep®, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. It also sells parts and services under the Mopar name and operates in the components and production systems sectors under the Comau and Teksid brands. FCA employs nearly 200,000 people around the globe.
For more information regarding FCA, please visit www.fcagroup.com 

About Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, Crédit Agricole SA's consumer credit subsidiary, distributes a broad range of consumer credit and related services for distribution channels as a whole: direct sales, point-of-sale financing (automotive and home appliances) and partnerships. Present alongside major distribution, specialised distribution and institutional brands in the 19 countries where it operates, CA Consumer Finance offers its partners solutions that are flexible, responsible and ideally suited to their needs and those of their customers. Excellence in customer relationships, empowered teams for customers and commitment to society are the pillars that make CA Consumer Finance a group that works every day in the interest of its customers and society. At 31 December 2019, CA Consumer Finance managed €92 billion in outstanding loans.
Learn more: www.ca-consumerfinance.com 

About FCA Bank 

FCA Bank S.p.A. is a bank engaging mainly in car finance, with the aim to meet all mobility requirements. It is an equally-held joint venture between FCA Italy S.p.A., a company of the global automotive company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., and Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, a leading consumer credit company of the Crédit Agricole group. FCA Bank S.p.A. provides financing products to drive the sales of prestigious car brands in Italy and in Europe. The loan, lease, rental and mobility financing programs provided by FCA Bank S.p.A. are specifically designed for dealer networks, private customers and corporate fleets. FCA Bank S.p.A. is operational in 17 European countries and in Morocco, directly or through branches. At 30 June 2020 FCA Bank managed assets of approximately €30 billion.
For more information: www.fcabankgroup.com 

About Leasys

Established in September 2001, Leasys SpA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FCA Bank Group, a 50:50 joint venture between FCA Italy SpA and Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance. Leasys offers a complete and innovative system of mobility services to individuals, professionals and businesses of all sizes: from short, medium and long-term rentals to peer-to-peer car sharing via the U Go platform and I-Link. Leasys CarCloud, the first Italian car subscription service, was launched at the end of 2019. Clickar, a house brand, is well placed among the leading Italian online and offline retailers of pre-owned company cars to individuals, professionals and companies. Headquartered in Italy, Leasys began a process of internationalisation in 2017 by opening multiple offices throughout Europe: the company operates in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland, managing a fleet of around 300,000 vehicles. Launched in June 2019, the Leasys Mobility Stores already have a grassroots physical presence across Italy. Now also available in France, the stores offer customers access to all the mobility services provided by Leasys. These stores, which enable customers to access all the mobility services provided by Leasys, will soon be available in every European country served by the company. From July 2020, access to the electric mobility of FCA models will be made possible by the first installations of charging columns to serve the stores, with more than 1200 points due to be installed by the end of the year. 
For more information: www.leasys.com 

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