30 Jul 2020
ArtElectric, the new project by Leasys, is born. First partnership signed with the Palace of Venaria
- ArtElectric, the green project by Leasys to support and enhance art and culture by creating tourist itineraries with electric mobility, is born.
- The first partnership with the Palace of Venaria for the installation of 8 electric vehicle charging stations for Leasys customers has been signed.
Turin, 30 July 2020
The first partnership between Leasys, a leading company in the mobility sector that is part of the FCA Bank Group, and the Palace of Venaria, a Savoy royal residence declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and managed by the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude, has been signed.
This partnership is the first step in the new ArtElectric project by Leasys, aimed at supporting and enhancing art and culture by creating tourist itineraries including the Royal Palaces, Art Residences and Italian Historic Houses, by establishing and implementing a widespread network of Leasys charging stations supporting green mobility for the electric and hybrid cars produced by the FCA Group.
ArtElectric is part of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy because of its deep roots in the local area and its relationship with art and culture. Its ambition is to quickly become a project with a national and international scope in which the combination of tourism and art is increasingly linked to green mobility, based on mutual benefits for the places of interest and customers.
The partnership between Leasys and the Palace of Venaria involves the installation of 8 charging stations at the car parks where Leasys customers who hire a car for short- or long-term use, will be able to charge their electric or hybrid cars while visiting the Palace.
Also as part of this project, Leasys will develop a Corporate Social Responsability strategy to promote Italy’s historical and artistic cultural heritage: in fact, it will donate part of its income from rentals to support the preservation of the monumental Palace complex.
As far as the Palace of Venaria is concerned, this agreement is part of an extensive project aimed at developing green mobility with a view to making the Palace, its Gardens and the entire Residences of the Royal House of Savoy complex more easily accessible to Italian and international visitors and tourists.
Accessibility, environmental sustainability and energy saving are the principles which, every day, inspire the Consortium to actively contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030
Thanks to the programmes launched a few years ago, the Palace of Venaria tops the Italian ranking of cultural heritage for its sensitivity to environmental issues, and is certainly one of the most energy efficient projects, as it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the international parameters set out at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21).
The Palace of Venaria
After being restored at the behest of Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy to its former baroque glory, which had inspired it in the mid-17th century, the imposing monumental complex of the Palace of Venaria, located on the outskirts of Turin, is now, once again, a symbol of modernity and culture. A masterpiece of architecture and landscape, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. In 2007, it was opened to the public following an intensive restoration project, regarded as the most important in Europe in terms of cultural heritage.Since its opening, the Palace of Venaria has become one of the most popular cultural attractions in Italy. It is now a major permanent cultural project, which also includes the nearby Castello della Mandria, immersed in a lush, centuries-old nature park, the La Mandria Regional Park. A palace open to everyone, offering opportunities to learn about and enjoy culture, presenting itself as a place where a variety of experiences can be enjoyed and training activities, exhibitions and events can be held. It therefore offers both Italian and international visitors the pleasure of discovering artistic, historic and architectural wonders in an extraordinary natural setting. The Venaria Reale complex, namely the “Palace, Gardens and Castle of La Mandria”, is managed directly by the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude made up of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), the Piedmont Regional Government, the City of Venaria Reale, the Compagnia di San Paolo, and the Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura. The Consortium has given management autonomy to Venaria Reale with a modern administrative approach and model, aiming to involve Piedmont’s entire system of Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in its promotion and enjoyment.
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 sale 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 31 December 2019 FCA Bank had a credit portfolio of approximately €32 billion.
For more information: www.fcabankgroup.com
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 further information: www.leasys.com