Vehicle charging points at Bridgestone’s European headquarters near Brussels were officially made operational on 9th May with AlphaElectric, a comprehensive electric-vehicle fleet solution from Alphabet.
“Bridgestone and Alphabet share the same vision of sustainable mobility and this logically brought both companies together to support the deployment of the all-electric BMW i3” says Franco Annunziato, CEO and President, Bridgestone Europe.
Bridgestone’s choice of the BMW i3 is guided by the company’s commitment to a sustainable society, established in a long-term environmental policy focused on ecological conservation, resource conservation and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, was selected by the BMW Group as a sole supplier to develop a range of tyres for the i3 electric vehicle. Exploiting ologic technology which capitalises on the synergies of a large diameter coupled with a narrow tread, Bridgestone developed a unique solution – the Ecopia EP500 ologic tyre – delivering highly efficient performance in aerodynamics, rolling resistance and safety.
AlphaElectric is a product of leasing company Alphabet, a leading provider of business mobility in Europe. “Initiatives like the one from Bridgestone support our vision and are a major contribution to the acceptance of sustainable mobility solutions”, says Jan van Roon, Managing Director Alphabet Belgium.
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.