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News Utrecht 03 December 2021 12:00 EU/Amsterdam

a.s.r. signs plea for fossil-free new lease cars from 2025

a.s.r. has signed a plea for strict targets in the coalition agreement for mobility without emissions. New lease cars should run entirely on electricity or hydrogen from 2025 and new passenger cars from 2030, in line with the Climate Agreement. At a.s.r., all new lease cars will run on electricity starting this year.

Laadgarage a.s.r.
Bi-directional charging garage a.s.r.

a.s.r. has been a long-time participant in the Anders Reizen (Travel Differently Association) coalition, the common ambition of which is to halve CO2 emissions from business travel by 2030 (compared to 2016). Many of these companies - like a.s.r. - have now also given their support to a ‘road to zero’ coalition, with a plea for clear targets in the coalition agreement for zero-emission mobility.   

In order to achieve the climate targets, a substantial increase in the number of zero-emission vehicles is necessary. Mobility is responsible for 20% of the total CO2 emissions in the Netherlands. Almost half of these emissions come from commuter travel. 

Electric fleet

Jos Baeten: ‘The urgency to combat climate change is growing by the day. As a.s.r., we want to contribute to this by reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by the end of 2025. One of the ways we are achieving this is that all new lease cars will be electric from this year. Our ambition is to have a fully electric fleet by the end of 2025. By signing the plea, we also hope to accelerate the pace at other companies in the Netherlands thus contributing to achieving the climate targets.’

On 15 September, a.s.r. put into operation the world’s largest, bi-directional charging garage for electric cars, where 250 electric cars belonging to employees can be charged and discharged simultaneously. The power for the charging garage is generated by solar panels. Other initiatives that contribute to the CO2 targets include a bicycle plan and a favourable public transport offer. 

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