Bridgestone and its subsidiary Webfleet Solutions have announced a collaboration with Scoobic Urban Mobility, a company that designs and manufactures electric last-mile and urban delivery fleet vehicles.
As part of the agreement, new Scoobic vehicles will come equipped with factory-installed fleet management technology from Webfleet Solutions and will be fitted with premium Bridgestone tyres.
Bridgestone’s retail network of service locations specialising in tyres and integrated car maintenance will maintain Scoobic’s electric fleet and replace tyres when necessary.
Daniel Giroud, chief sustainability officer of Bridgestone EMIA, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Scoobic to help achieve more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.
“The partnership underpins our commitments to provide an end-to-end suite of integrated services to enable safe and sustainable mobility, through supporting the electrification of fleets in the distribution sector and to reduce polluting gas emissions in cities.
“With simplified EV management, charging and maintenance we are helping companies to manage their electric vehicles in a smarter and more profitable way.”
Bridgestone has also partnered with EV manufacturers, Fisker and Lightyear and offers end-to-end services across its EV-ready retail and service network.
The agreement with Scoobic is the latest milestone for Bridgestone EMIA and follows its partnership announcement with EV Box to expand Europe’s EV charging infrastructure.
The European-level agreement covers operations in all countries where both companies are active.
Service is already being provided in Spain, France and Italy, and will soon be expanded to other markets such as Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Jose Maria Gómez, CEO at Scoobic, said: “This agreement has many advantages for Scoobic customers.
“It provides them the opportunity to improve workforce efficiency by up to 30% while also decarbonising their business and reducing their environmental footprint in cities.
“In addition, they will also be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art, innovative, factory-installed fleet management systems and optimisation tools offered by Webfleet Solutions, as well as a highly experienced and widespread network of car service centres for maintenance.”
Scoobic offers public and private operators last-mile delivery and urban mobility services through its electric fleet of vehicles, on a pay-per-use model.
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