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Athlon Car Lease has signed a pre-ordering agreement with Renault for 100 electric vehicles (EVs) this week, thereby becoming the first international full operational car leasing and mobility provider to order electric vehicles from Renault. Athlon will provide Rabobank, an international financial services provider, with EVs for their fleet.

In 2009, Athlon Car Lease and Renault announced their cooperation in the joint delivery of electric vehicle solutions to their mutual clients. Signing the pre-ordering agreement for 100 Fluence ZEs is thus the first step to continue the strategic partnership.

At Athlon Car Lease, we strongly believe that electric vehicles will represent a significant part of the mobility solutions market in the future. Supporting our biggest customer Rabobank to introduce electric vehicles to their fleet is an important first step in stressing our position as a major player in this market.

—Hans Blink, President of Athlon Car Lease

Renault has revealed the first two production models of its electric vehicle range: Kangoo Express ZE, a light commercial vehicle, and Fluence ZE, a family sedan. Renault will later extend its range of electric vehicles with two new cars, exclusively designed for electrical power: Renault Twizy, a nimble and practical electric vehicle for city motoring (2 seats – 4 wheels) and Renault ZOE, a compact and flexible hatchback for everyday use.


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