Covering vehicle production and distribution as well as carsharing, the strategic cooperation agreement between Bolloré and PSA Peugeot Citroën reflects the two groups’ shared commitment towards sustainable mobility. It is also aligned with their common goal of becoming a leading player in the carsharing market, which will account for a significant portion of the new mobility economy, alongside public transport solutions.
The electric vehicle that will be distributed by PSA Peugeot Citroën is the Bluesummer, a four-seat cabriolet designed by Bolloré, with an urban driving range of 200 kilometers. On the production side, the agreement also provides for the assembly of Bluesummer cars at PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Rennes from September 2015, with installed capacity of 15 vehicles per day for a maximum of 3,500 vehicles per year.
To further their commitment to sustainable mobility, the two groups will also cooperate in the area of carsharing – initially in Europe and later via the creation of a joint venture designed to deploy carsharing solutions worldwide using electric vehicles (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), as well as low-emission internal combustion vehicles.
Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën commented: “The agreement signed between our two companies reflects the vision that Vincent Bolloré and I share of clean, sustainable mobility solutions that enable us to provide our customers with the freedom to get around, which we consider a fundamental right in today’s society.”