Citroën is providing a fleet of six vehicles to public authorities on the Greek island of Chalki to support the island’s transformation to sustainable mobility.
Chalki is set to become a live laboratory for “clean and safe mobility available to everyone”. Other project partners include Syngelidis Group, Vinci and Akuo Greece.
The partners recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Greek Government. Initially Citroën is providing a fleet of six fully electric vehicles to the public authorities, with Ami models going to the Police and Coast Guard along with two New ë-C4s and one ë-Spacetourer to the Municipality and one ë-Dispatch to the Energy Community. The vehicles will be supplied on a free 48-month lease after which Citroen will buy back the cars and donate them to the Municipality.
“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”, says Vincent Cobée, CEO of Citroën.
“We are really glad to collaborate with Chalki on this exceptional project,” adds Cobée. “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 into an island that will be autonomous, smart and sustainable”.
Ultimately the objective is to replace all old vehicles with electric ones. Citroën will provide the opportunity to residents and businesses to acquire zero-emission electric vehicles, through a wide range of green and smart mobility options, from light quadricycles to passenger and commercial vehicles. People on the island will gain a significant improvement in their daily life with less noise, better air quality, a cleaner environment, as well as lower fuel costs.