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Stellantis: up to 500,000 vehicles for Ayvens

Stellantis and Ayvens announce an agreement

A few weeks after the sensational announcement of an agreement with Sixt that will allow Stellantis to supply up to 250,000 cars in a multi-year contract, the group continues its appeal with a new framework agreement that goes even further, as it could reach 500,000 cars by 2026.

Ayvens, a global leader in sustainable mobility, and Stellantis, one of the world's leading car manufacturers, have entered into a multi-billion euro framework agreement to encourage Ayvens subsidiaries to purchase up to 500,000 vehicles for its long-term rental fleet in Europe over the next three years. The first significant deliveries are scheduled for the first half of 2024 and will continue throughout the year.

Ayvens was formed in May 2023 when ALD Automotive acquired LeasePlan, one of the world's leading fleet and mobility management companies. Ayvens is now the world's leading multi-brand, multi-channel player in vehicle leasing, leveraging its scale and capabilities to support its large customer base of corporate, SME and private customers.

Ayvens and its customers will have access to a wide range of vehicles from Stellantis' brands, including Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS Automobiles, FIAT, Jeep®, Lancia, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall. The range of brands offered may be expanded in the future to include the entire Stellantis brand portfolio. One of the priorities of the agreement will be to focus on Stellantis' innovative range of sustainable vehicles to support Ayvens' multi-brand strategy.

Deliveries to Ayvens will include various classes of vehicles, from city cars to SUVs and vans (including 7 and 9 seaters), equipped with the latest software, infotainment and connectivity features.

Specific quantities, mixes and delivery dates beyond the volumes already planned for 2024 can be agreed flexibly between the two companies, taking into account the needs and demand of the fleet.

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, said: "I am delighted to announce an innovative new agreement with Ayvens that will gradually contribute to the transition of Ayvens customers to more sustainable mobility options. Thanks to our renowned and electrified brands, we offer vehicles to suit all needs, all budgets and all lifestyles. This collaboration will allow current and potential Stellantis customers to experience first-hand our latest innovations in advanced propulsion, seamless connectivity or unparalleled comfort. Their customers will benefit from the ultimate test drive as we lead the way to a decarbonised future. "

Tim Albertsen, CEO of Ayvens, said: "We are very pleased to have signed this framework agreement with Stellantis in our quest to provide our customers with high quality multi-brand vehicles that will gradually help them transition to more sustainable modes of transport, thanks to a leading product range and quality of service. This commercial partnership will allow us to work closely with Stellantis to guarantee more competitive prices for our customers. It perfectly illustrates our ability to leverage our scale and buying power to create value and synergies for all our stakeholders. The mobility industry is structurally a high-growth market, driven by customers' shift from ownership to usage, their need for all-inclusive rental solutions, their need for cost transparency and their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. We play a critical role in creating an efficient and robust ecosystem with our partners to deliver the best value and benefits to our customers as they transition to sustainable mobility. Our goal is to lead this transition and shape the future of our industry as the world's leading player in sustainable mobility. "

Both companies are committed to making mobility more sustainable. As part of its "Dare Forward 2030" strategic plan, Stellantis will invest more than €50 billion in electrification over the next decade and plans to achieve 100% electric passenger car sales (BEV) in Europe and 50% for cars and light trucks in the US by 2038. To achieve these goals, the company is ensuring the availability of approximately 400GWh of battery capacity, including supporting six battery manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Stellantis is currently on track to become a carbon neutral company across all scopes by 2038, with a single-digit percentage of residual emissions offset.

By acquiring Stellantis vehicles equipped with the latest generation of powertrains, including battery electric vehicles, the agreement aligns with Ayvens' PowerUP 2026 strategic plan, which aims to facilitate a gradual transition to sustainable mobility. With a robust electric vehicle programme, Ayvens supports its customers throughout their electrification journey, providing strategic advice, cost control and carbon footprint management. Drawing on a wide range of data and collaborative tools, teams of dedicated consultants help clients improve their vehicle policy, reduce total cost of ownership and achieve their sustainable development goals.

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