08 Sep 2020
Leasys and Metropark, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, together for a sustainable mobility
- Leasys continues to revolutionize electric mobility and is on track to reach 1,200 EV charging stations by the end of 2020 in the over 400 Leasys Mobility Stores located throughout Italy in the main cities, airports, ports and train stations.
- Installed 14 22-KW charging stations for Leasys customers in the Metropark parking garage at Torino Porta Susa train station, with support from Enel X, the first step in a broad collaboration agreement between the FCA Group, coordinated by the e-Mobility department, and the FS Group.
- Further increase of modal interchange possibilities at the train station.
Turin, 8 September 2020
With the installation of 14 additional EV charging stations, FCA Bank and its Leasys subsidiary continue to revolutionize sustainable mobility in Italy. This installation in the Leasys Mobility Store in the train station of Torino Porta Susa follows in the wake of the electrification of the Leasys Mobility Store in Torino Caselle airport, and is a further step in the broader cooperation arrangement with Metropark, a company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group.
Leasys’s customers will now have available 14 reserved stalls, equipped with Leasys’s charging columns, to park their electric vehicle inside the train station, every day during opening hours, from 5 a.m. to midnight, gaining access through license plate recognition technology.
This is just the first of a collaboration project where Leasys and Metropark, a company specialized in the development and management of parking and mobility services in rail station areas, will electrify the other Italian train stations to enhance their role as intermodal hubs, in keeping with the goals of the FS Group to improve accessibility to the railway network and to foster new forms of movement, including shared and electric mobility.
The partnership sees the active involvement of FCA’s e-Mobilty team, which is working on different fronts with the FS group and cooperates on a daily basis with Leasys in providing innovative solutions to customers of the FCA Group.
FCA Bank and Leasys, in keeping with their nature as mobility pioneers, will contribute to disseminate the culture of electric and hybrid mobility, together with Metropark, expanding their service offering for customers, simplifying access to rail transportation services through environmentally sustainable solutions.
Thus, Metropark and the FS Group continue to make a contribution toward the achievement of a new sustainable paradigm for urban mobility, where train stations play a key role as service hubs and interchange nodes for citizens, commuters and tourists.
By the end of 2020, the number of Leasys Mobility Stores will increase to over 400, all electrified, for a total of 1,200 new charging stations, installed with support from Enel X, Leasys’s partner in this project. The main city centres, airports and, in particular, train stations and Metropark parking facilities in Italy will be equipped with charging points for Leasys’s customers, including Turin, with over 100, to be followed by Milan, Bologna, Rome, Naples and Palermo, among others.
The electrification of the Leasys Mobility Stores is the first step toward an increasingly sustainable mobility. In fact, Leasys’s fleet is expected to be electrified in the next few months, thanks to the new range of FCA products, including the electric Nuova Fiat 500 and the Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid models. The goal is to have electric or hybrid vehicles account for 60% of the fleet by 2021, thus obtaining a significant reduction of CO2 emissions.
Metropark is the company of the FS Italiane Group specialized in the development and management of parking and mobility services in railway areas, with the objective of developing and improving access to the stations of the national network. Metropark manages 83 parking facilities throughout Italy, serving train stations and designed to achieve modal integration, thus bringing to bear a key asset of the travel chain. A major Italian parking service operator, Metropark extends every year its network of parking facilities and, thanks to a growing number of strategic collaboration arrangements, it is playing an increasingly central role in sustainable urban mobility.
For more information: www.metropark.it
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
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