In Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole (France), SUEZ accelerates its green mobility by acquiring its first Citroën My Ami Cargo, the new electric mobility vehicle designed for professional users
Innovation is at the heart of SUEZ’s business activities. The Group is developing new solutions to shape a sustainable future by implementing new, lower-consumption models for future growth. One example of the is the electricity and biomethane being produced from wastewater recovery at the Carré de Réunion site in Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole (20 km from Paris). At another site in Poissy (Ile-de-France region), SUEZ is using microalgae to clean pollution from the air in schools, or yet on another in Créteil (Ile-de-France region), to produce and distribute hydrogen recovered from waste material soon.
By 2030, the SUEZ Group ambition is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45%, in particular by making mobility a strong lever to reach that goal. With a fleet of 11,700 vehicles in circulation in France, including 200 electric vehicles, the company wishes to accelerate the renewal of its fleet with low greenhouse gas emitting and carbon neutral vehicles. This move towards greener modes of mobility for both light and utility vehicles, as well as for dump trucks, such as the fully electric ones already operating in the Ile-de-France region for household waste collection.
Moving towards a greener fleet with Citroën’s My Ami Cargo
The use of My Ami Cargo is fully in line with the SUEZ Group’s fleet decarbonization strategy for light vehicles, replacing thermal vehicles. This mobility solution has many advantages:
- Zero CO2 emissions and the serenity of driving an electric motor
- Vehicles that can be recharged easily in just 3 hours with a standard power socket
- A rollout that can proceed at a rapid pace and that does not require the installation of a special recharging infrastructure
- A better control over usage costs
- A better loading capacity than a 2- or 3-wheels vehicle
- A very agile utility version whose ultra-compactness and maneuverability make it highly agile
- A total usable volume of more than 400 liters and a payload of 140 kg which allows for the transportation of all types of materials
- A vehicle that offers greater protection against impacts and bad weather.
This new vehicle, with a 260-liter loading area, is a concrete response to the needs of the Group’s various businesses, making it possible to meet a wide range of requirements: service calls to large sites, inter-site mobility, or meter-reading operations in dense urban areas. The aim is also to improve the quality of life at work for employees who, at some of the largest sites, get around on foot or by tricycle.
Ten vehicles have already been ordered by SUEZ for rollout in France. The Hydreaulys wastewater treatment plant in Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole will be the first site to be equipped. The on-site production of electricity from the recovery of wastewater will be used to power vehicles.