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Partnership between Athlon Car Lease and SnappCar

22 May 2012, Utrecht/Almere – Car Leasing and mobility provider Athlon Car Lease and car share community SnappCar have announced their plans for a partnership today. The aim of this strategic partnership is to promote car sharing in both the consumer market and the corporate market.

From vehicle ownership to vehicle usage

Car sharing among private individuals is extremely popular in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.  SnappCar is now rapidly propagating this lucrative, environmentally friendly approach to car ownership throughout the European mainland. Victor van Tol, SnappCar's CEO: "We are seeing that people increasingly want to make smarter use of their possessions. And that includes their car. We let you earn money from your car in a reliable and simple manner, at times when it would otherwise be sitting in the garage." And this is also what brought SnappCar and Athlon Car Lease together: their shared belief that vehicle usage is becoming more important than vehicle ownership.


Sustainable Mobility

Athlon Car Lease will be giving its customers the option of letting drivers rent out their leased vehicles to private individuals via SnappCar - the first time this is being offered in the Netherlands. The two companies are also developing a method that will meet the demand among Athlon Car Lease's clients for better, more effective use of their vehicle fleet by enabling the deployment of leased vehicles for other employees as well. Hans Blink, CEO of Athlon Car Lease International: "As a mobility provider, our field of interest is not restricted to leased vehicles - we look at the overall mobility of our clients, their leased vehicle drivers and other employees. We also fulfill our responsibility with regards to sustainability. Car sharing fits well into our sustainable mobility plan we developed in which we offer affordable, more efficient mobility alternatives. The partnership with SnappCar is thus perfectly in line with our vision."


About SnappCar

www.SnappCar.nl is an online market where private individuals can rent out their car to others. SnappCar matches supply and demand. It also relieves participating individuals of all the associated burden, for example by arranging all-risk insurance, thorough checks of the party renting the car and the settlement of parking and traffic fines. Participating in SnappCar is free of charge.


About Athlon Car Lease

Athlon Car Lease may be the market leader in vehicle leasing in the Netherlands, with more than 120,000 vehicles, but it is still looking for new opportunities. For some years, Athlon Car Lease has been developing various initiatives aimed at saving time and improving sustainability in the field of mobility and efficient alternatives for vehicle usage. Athlon Car Lease has operations in 10 European countries and is ranked fifth in the European market. The company is part of De Lage Landen International, a fully owned subsidiary of the Rabobank.

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