French champions, Paris Saint-Germain has unveiled a new strategic partnership with the Gaussin Group to provide driverless, 100% electric vehicles for both public transport and freight (between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes).
This long-term agreement involves equipping the Parisian Club’s entire infrastructure, including the future PSG Training Centre which will open its doors in 2022.
Christophe Gaussin, Chairman and CEO of the Gaussin Group commented on the partnership and its importance: “Our strategic alliance with Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most popular and innovative football clubs in the world, will enable us to promote our cutting-edge solutions to the general public worldwide.”
He added: “The Gaussin Group has developed a unique expertise in terms of urbanization, transport and environment. Our strategic alliance with Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most popular and innovative football clubs in the world, will enable us to promote our cutting-edge solutions to the general public worldwide.”
The club has enjoyed a strong start to the season, building an eight point lead at the top of the table, the Ligue 1 champions have also emerged as leaders in commercial capabilities agreeing expansive deals with EA Sports and elevating their Nike partnership through a host of Air Jordan collaborations.
Jean-Claude Blanc, Deputy CEO of the Paris Saint-Germain, added: “We are very pleased to welcome GAUSSIN into the Paris Saint-Germain family. Alongside the Club’s training center project, scheduled to open in 2022, Paris Saint-Germain also aims to make sustainable development one of its landmarks, thereby embodying the aspirations of the next generation. Our collaboration with GAUSSIN will enable us to strengthen this commitment.”
Under the terms of the agreement, the group will initially conduct studies before deploying automated electric people carriers to transport players, employees, visitors and goods including food, training and maintenance equipment at all the Paris Saint-Germain locations.