Arsenal Football Club has taken delivery of two all-electric C-Zero models as part of the fleet of company cars provided by Official Car Supplier, Citroën.
The fuel-free technology will help Arsenal improve its overall efficiency and reduce its fleet fuel bill, with the cars used by staff making the short journey between Emirates Stadium and the Club's Hertfordshire training centre.
First-team players Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs and Olivier Giroud were on site at London Colney recently to give the cars a test drive, after being introduced to the various benefits and capabilities of the vehicles by C-Zero driver Quentin Willson.
With zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero engine noise, C-Zero is Citroën’s 100 per cent electric solution to meet the demands of modern-day urban driving. On the road, the Citroën C-Zero has a top speed of 80mph, does 0-62mph in 15.9 seconds and has a range of up to 70 miles per charge. A tight 9m turning circle and nimble handling make it easy to navigate through urban traffic.
Vinai Venkatesham, head of global partnerships at Arsenal commented; “Arsenal is committed to being a more environmentally friendly organisation and working with our partners to improve our overall efficiency. With the introduction of electric power to our fleet of already-efficient Citroëns, journeys such as those between Emirates Stadium and our training ground can be fulfilled with minimal environmental impact while enabling tangible cost savings.”
Marc Raven, communications director at Citroën UK, said; “Our C-Zero continues to prove that electric cars can deliver a practical and efficient response to daily driver requirements. By introducing two models into their fleet, Arsenal is demonstrating that electric power can fulfil a progressive business’ objectives - increasing efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact. A win-win situation for one of the UK’s most progressive football organisations.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 31 Oct 2012