LeasePlan, a global fleet management company, and Arrival, a global electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturer announced a partnership in which LeasePlan will be the preferred operational leasing partner for Arrival electric vans. The partnership is based on an initial order of 3,000 vans, with the sales agreement expected to be finalized in Q3 2021.
“Demand for online shopping is skyrocketing, but this demand has to be met responsibly, and concerns about pollution from delivery vehicles need to be addressed. I’m therefore delighted to be partnering with Arrival, which will see LeasePlan delivering some of the greenest, cleanest and truly innovative eLCVs to our customers,” said LeasePlan CEO Tex Gunning. “Together we are going to revolutionize the fast-growing eLCV market and make zero emission deliveries part and parcel of the New Normal.”
“With this new partnership,” said Arrival President Avinash Rugoobur, “We will be able to deepen and expand our presence globally, working with LeasePlan to bring the best possible products to its customers and in turn helping them to achieve their own sustainability goals.”
Arrival vehicles feature plug and play components and a modular design within a grid-based architecture, permitting quick assembly, easy replacement and multiple configurations for a variety of real-world use cases.