150 Anuário Brasileiro do Setor de Locação de Veículos Brazilian Vehicle Rental Sector Yearbook 2022 FROTA ECOLÓGICA | ECOLOGICAL FLEET Automakers want to expand the experience with electric vehicles Rapidly increasing sales of electric cars in Europe now account for 10% of the market. In Brazil, according to data from the National Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (ANFAVEA), in 2021 2,860 vehicles powered by clean energy left the factory floors – 1.8% of the market and up on the 801 electric vehicles made in 2020. Hybrid car production increased from 18,944 units in 2020, to 32,130 vehicles last year. Most manufacturers in the Brazilian market follow the strategy set by their headquarters and are investing more in production of vehicles powered by clean energy. “To demystify the new technologies used in electric vehicles, manufacturers are working with rental and leasing companies and corporate fleets” NISSAN - The success of the Nissan LEAF, which has sold in Brazil since 2019, attests to the automaker’s strategy to promote the mobility of the future in this country. The vehicle, sold in 50 countries, has a home and street recharging kit and a range of 389 km in the WLTP cycle and 240 km in the American cycle. Rental company Movida has more than 200 LEAFs in its fleet, used by private individuals and corporate clients. Nissan has announced a partnership Movida to give more people a chance to experience the electric model, and to demystify the vehicles, contributing to sustainable mobility. TOYOTA - Toyota understands that rental companies are key to increasing access to electric vehicles in Brazil. The company’s philosophy is to offer more sustainable vehicles, with solutions that help companies reduce carbon emissions. Toyota makes the hybrid Corolla in Brazil, which uses flex hybrid technology. In Brazil, the Sorocaba (Sao Paulo state) plant had R$ 1 billion invested in it between in 2019 and 2020 for production of the Corolla Cross. It is expected that by 2025 all Toyota models will have at least one hybrid version. GENERALMOTORS - The Bolt EV – GM’s 100% electric car – has a range of 416 km. The company’s global target is to sell one million electric vehicles a year by 2025, encouraged by the acceptance of this kind of car in the USA. GM’s investment between 2020 and 2025 – including electric vehicles and self-driving vehicles – is $ 35 billion. RENAULT - 2022 began with the announcement of the Kwid E-TECH Electric, which will have an electric motor developed for Brazil. It should be available in the second half of the year. In its third generation, the Renault Zoe E-Tech is sold in Brazil in two finishes: Zen, and Intense. Its range is 385 km, with a fast DC recharge offering a range of 157 km in 30 minutes. The Zoe is part of Renault’s On Demand fleet – its long-term lease service, used by companies such as Itaipu, CPFL, and Beep Beep, among others. VOLKSWAGEN - The automaker is assessing the potential of 100% electric models: ID.3 and ID.4 but has not confirmed a large-scale launch in Brazil yet. These vehicles have a range of up to 550 km, with an 80% battery recharge in approximately 30 minutes. Part of its strategy for the whole of Latin America, the launch of the ID.4 – the World Car of the Year 2021 – is part of the company’s investment plan for the region involving R$ 7 billion from 2022 to 2026 to further strengthen the brand. CAOA CHERY - Launched three years ago, the Arrizo 5e, made by CAOA CHERY is established as a 100% electric sedan in Brazil. Imported from China, its range is 322 kmand power is 90 kW, the equivalent to 122 hp. The company’s focus is corporate clients and fleet owners, including rental and leasing companies. CAOA CHERRY communicates with corporate clients to build relationships in meetings and workshops, when it presents details, costbenefits, and offers test drives.