Corsica might see the first high volume deployment of Aiways electric cars in Europe.
Aiways’ first corporate customer in Europe, the rental car company Filippi Auto (operators of Hertz Corsica), intends to electrify 70% of its rental fleet by 2022 under a mission called ‘Electrify Corsica’.
The plan is to deploy “hundreds” of all-electric U5 in Corsica this summer. The volume sounds pretty high and would be great for the Chinese company as well as for the tourists visiting the Corsica island (near Italy).
More details about the project will be announced in June, including the exact number of U5 vehicles as well as charging infrastructure plans.
Order books for private customers will be opened in June through a direct-to-customer sales model – initially only short- and long-term leasing.
The first set of markets include Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.