The funds will also help ALD to purchase around 15,000 cars for their consumers for markets within Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Germany.
This investment is apart of the Cleaner Transport Facility program which is a larger push from the European Commission and the EIB to help take on global warming and climate change.
The EU's Transport and Mobility Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, stated, “This is another important step in our investment plan for Europe. The €250m loan for alternative fuel vehicles will enable us to speed up our transition to low-emission transport across Europe and actively implement the EU's program to promote jobs and growth.”
Gilles Momper, ALD's Chief Financial Officer, said that the company is hoping to become the top mobility option within their markets and said, “This financial partnership will help to strengthen our sustainable mobility strategy and encourage the gradual adoption of low-emission vehicles."
“Our fleet of green vehicles is growing fast – standing at over 118,000 at the end of June 2019 – and we aim to have a fleet of more than 200,000 alternative vehicles under management by the end of 2020.”
ALD also recently launched its mobility as a service mobile app called ALD Move within the Netherlands.
This platform puts real-time travel information together with a variety of mobility choices. The app also provides an assistant which will give consumers custom travel plans based on a user's calendar, live travel updates, predictive analysis, varying travel routes, and varying travel choices.
The app also has a chatbot, a route planner, and can be connected to a mobility car to set up public transport payments.
ALD also claims the app can be used to encourage sustainable travel by giving credits whenever a consumer chooses an electric car or bike as their form of transportation.
This new platform is set to begin testing with around 100 users within the next few months.
ALD's Deputy CEO, John Saffrett, said, “At ALD Automotive, we are committed to shaping the future of mobility. ALD Move is a clear example of how we use technology, partnerships and industry expertise to improve the day-to-day mobility of our clients to ensure that they benefit from best-in-class mobility solutions that are efficient, flexible and sustainable."
“Once you’ve harnessed the capacity to centralize mobility solutions through an open and collaborative community to make Mobility-as-a-Service a reality, the possibilities are endless.”
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