LEASYS AND METROPARK, TOGETHER FOR A SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
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.