Business Mobility Provider Alphabet Germany Builds Fuel Cell Fleet
Business Mobility Provider Alphabet Germany Builds Fuel Cell Fleet
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, November 16, 2017

Business mobility provider brings 30 subsidized fuel cell vehicles to German roads

Unterschleißheim - Alphabet Deutschland continues to expand its offering for alternative-drive vehicles: The business mobility provider is launching a fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The 30 Toyota Mirai vehicles will be used in the fleets of several major customers from the end of 2017 over a period of three years - especially as service and pool vehicles.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with more than € 500,000 as part of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. The implementation of the funding guidelines is coordinated by the NOW (National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology).

"Alternative drives are the future of enterprise mobility. They make a sustainable contribution to reducing CO 2 emissions in the transport sector and are increasingly in demand by our customers. Fuel cell technology represents a logical further development for us. It is another step in making company fleets fit for the mobility requirements of tomorrow, "says Tim Beltermann, Head of Sales and Marketing at Alphabet Fuhrparkmanagement GmbH.

Since 2016, the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure has been supporting the development and market preparation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for use in transport with the National Innovation Program NIP II. The aim is to make products that are technically mature, competitive and expand the infrastructure for them.

Alphabet has been driving forward the topic of alternative drive concepts for corporate mobility for years. With the comprehensive eMobility solution AlphaElectric, the business mobility provider developed its own conceptual approach in 2013 in order to provide its customers with the best possible support for the electrification of their fleets. With success: Alphabet Deutschland's portfolio currently contains around 5,000 pure e-vehicles, plug-in hybrids and electric transporters (eLCV).

About alphabet

Alphabet is one of the leading German leasing and full-service providers for vehicles of all brands. As an all-fire captive, Alphabet develops manufacturer-independent holistic products and services for corporate mobility. In addition to individual advice and financing, the service provider offers innovative business mobility solutions: AlphaElectric brings electric mobility to the fleet as a comprehensive all-in-one package. AlphaCity is the first leasing-based corporate carsharing available as a corporate e-car sharing solution in combination with electric vehicles. The free app AlphaGuide serves as a personal mobility consultant on the go. Alphabet is available to its customers nationwide in eight branches (including authorities and special customers). Founded in 1997 in the UK, the company now serves over 660,000 vehicles and light commercial vehicles in 19 countries; 160,000 of them in Germany. As a BMW Group company, Alphabet meets the same high quality and process standards as the parent company. The head office is located in Munich. Further information can be found on alphabet.de.