Citroën is taking part in a pioneering project to transform the Greek island of Chalki into an area focussed on sustainability. Chalki has become a ‘laboratory’ in Europe where green energy transition is being implemented.
To begin, Citroën is providing a fleet of 6 fully electric vehicles to the island’s public authorities, namely two Ami to the Police and Coast Guard authorities respectively along with two New ë-C4.
One ë-Spacetourer will be delivered to the Municipality of Chalki and one ë-Dispatch will also be delivered to the Energy Community of Chalki.
All vehicles are supplied on a free 48 month lease after which Citroen will buy back the cars and donate them to the Municipality of Chalki.
Citroën will also provide the opportunity to residents and businesses of the island, to acquire zero-emission electric vehicles, through a wide range of green and smart mobility options, from light quadricycle to passenger and commercial vehicles with free of charge use of all innovative technologies and connected applications which they incorporate.
Through its innovative approach to sustainable mobility, Chalki will become the first GREEK-ECO island.
Vincent Cobée, CEO of Citroën., says: “We are really glad to collaborate with the Island of Chalki on this exceptional project. This collaboration is completely in keeping with the spirit of Citroën, an innovative and daring brand, closely connected with people in their daily lives and their mobility. We are committed to making electrification available to everyone and we believe that this is a source of progress within the society. We are very proud to contribute to the transformation of Chalki island into an island which will be autonomous, smart and sustainable.”
He adds: “This project will change the lives of a few for now but this is just the beginning. By helping Chalki to become a green economy focussed on sustainability, Citroën is paving the way for the future and is showing that electrification is the way forward.”
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