The announcement in 2017 did cause some frowns here and there, even internally, Johan Portier, LeasePlan's Managing Director, admits.
"It is true that there was some initial scepticism, even internally. But the world needs to halve its car CO2 emissions by 2030, and reduce them to zero by 2050. As a service provider in the mobility sector, we want to remain socially relevant and sustainable in the future, so we have to set ambitious targets. This requires courage and vision. And as more and more electric models hit the market, we can really see this vision taking shape. The range for our customers will be completely emission-free by 2030. LeasePlan already offers more than 100 different configurations of fully electric cars. Today, we are making the Polestar 2 available to 30 of our own employees, which is a cause for celebration."