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FCC and CITROËN promote the electric car

07/05/2010

FCC and CITROËN promote the electric car

FCC and AUTOMOVILES CITRÖEN SPAIN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this morning at FCC headquarters in Torre Picasso. The MoU calls for preliminary studies and research into electric cars and negotiations regarding a potential supply of electric vehicles for FCC's "e-mobility" initiative in Spain.

Both parties expressed interest in exchanging information on AUTOMOVILES CITRÖEN SPAIN's electric vehicles and FCC's mobility project, which includes assessing electric vehicle technology and charging station infrastructure and analysing consumer needs in terms of electric mobility. These electric vehicles would be used by various areas of the company in place of conventional vehicles, therefore contributing to sustainable development and environmental protection.

As a citizen services company, FCC is willing to make commitments to environmental responsibility and to promote initiatives which reduce the environmental impact of its activities.
 
The MoU calls for the creation of a research team comprised of representatives from both companies to evaluate and monitor the studies.
 
FCC is the parent company of one of Europe's leading citizen services groups in terms of both revenues and profitability. It has traditionally focused on growth through diversification: originally founded as a construction company, in 1911 it branched into municipal services with a contract to clean and maintain Barcelona's sewer network.
 
Its business portfolio is now highly diversified. FCC's core businesses are environmental services and water management, construction of large infrastructure, cement production, and renewable energy production.
 
It has a footprint in 54 countries worldwide and over 44% of its revenues come from outside Spain (mainly Europe and the US). Revenues in 2009 amounted to 12.700 billion euro and the group had 92,324 employees.
 
AUTOMÓVILES CITRÖEN SPAIN is the leading supplier of passenger cars and commercial vehicles under 5 tonnes in Spain. CITROËN, which has a long-standing policy to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, is a leading brand in environmental terms. For example, 42% of CITROËN vehicles sold in Europe emit less than 130g/km of CO2. Versions of the CITROËN C3 and DS3 models which emit 99g/km of CO2 are currently available.
 
Electric propulsion is one of the options CITROËN is developing with a view to achieving ecological mobility. The launch of C-Zero, scheduled for the first quarter of 2011 in Spain, will make CITROËN one of the first companies in Europe to have an electric car on the market.

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