THE fully electric smart brand will be offering SME fleets business car leasing with maintenance underwritten by the leasing company ALD Automotive.
The full leasing service – available online through the smart website and its retailers – will start in Q1 2023 when smart launches its new premium compact SUV (pictured above in concept form).
smart says it wants to support customers make the electric switch easily and quickly. The leasing service will be fully digital from credit assessment to contract e-signing.
Dirk Adelmann, CEO of smart Europe, said:
“ALD Automotive’s broad and wide-ranging expertise and highly customer-driven mindset makes them the best partner for us in leasing services for our customers in Europe.”
John Saffrett, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ALD, added:
“We are very proud to team up with pioneers like smart who share a common vision of delivering mobility that supports sustainable and connected urban lifestyles.
“This partnership fully aligns with our ambitions to facilitate the energy transition and lead in the sustainable mobility revolution.”
Recently ALD Automotive announced that it would be supplying business leasing support to Tesla.