Schneider Electric to deploy electric vehicles for onsite use
The company employs more than 5,000 people working in 13 sites. The scheme in Grenoble will see a fleet of 12 Renault ZOE EVs made available to employees at the group’s four main sites – Technopole, Electropole, PLM and Polytech – for a six-month trial period, with plans to subsequently double this to 14 vehicles.
Research carried out in 2015 among the 4,000 employees at these sites found that 60% of them regularly travel between the sites, once or twice a week or two or three times a month. Most journeys are done with employees’ own vehicles and the majority of them rarely use an alternative mode of transport. However, the survey found that 86% of the employees concerned were interested in setting up a fleet of clean vehicles dedicated to trips between sites.
The service makes use of the Arval l’AutoPartage car sharing service and gives employees the possibility to reserve a vehicle up to 20 minutes before their departure.
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