LeasePlan Belgium delivers the first thirty Polestar 2s
LeasePlan Belgium, the Belgian division of the international specialist in the field of leasing and fleet management, delivered Friday 30 Polestar 2 models to the company’s staff. With the delivery, the leasing specialist continues it’s ambitious and strategic sustainable mobility plan.
Ten years ago, LeasePlan Belgium was the first leasing company in Belgium to include an electric car in its range. The choice for sustainability is characterized by ambition, on the one hand, to switch completely to EVs with the company’s fleet by the end of 2021. On the other hand, the offer for customers will be completely emission-free by 2030.
Guidance to customers
The delivery of the Polestar 2 cars fits in perfectly with this vision. By ordering 30 company cars, more than 60% of its fleet is already electric. And by having its employees switch to e-driving in the short term, LeasePlan can also guide customers in the transition to emission-free driving.
“We can share our own experience with customers,” says Johan Portier, managing director of LeasePlan Belgium. We know what the benefits are, but we also know what you as a company will encounter.”
“Just think of sufficient charging points, the payment of charges. We are looking at an end-to-end solution that includes the charging process – both in the office and at home – and the optimal use of the battery as extra storage capacity for, for example, the energy production of solar panels.
Competitor for Tesla Model 3
The Polestar II, the first fully electric car of Polestar, a company owned by Volvo and Volvo’s Chinese parent, Zhejian Geely Holding, is considered in price and size as a direct competitor for the Tesla Model 3.
The Polestar 2 is a hatchback that is supposed to go 442,5 km before needing a recharge and has the kind of agility — zero to 100 km/hour in less than five seconds — that appeals to aficionados. The company has made a big bet on technology.
Its cars are controlled by Google’s Android software, which enables drivers to operate many parts of the vehicles through the same kind of natural voice commands that many people use with smartphones.