French soccer giants Paris Saint-Germain have signed a strategic partnership with the Gaussin Group for the supply of self-driving, 100 per cent electric vehicles for public transport and goods transport.
The long-term agreement includes equipment for all of the Ligue 1 champions’ infrastructure, including their new training complex which will open its doors in 2022.
The deal also fits with PSG’s ambition to utilise innovations in sustainable development and autonomous mobility, especially with the regard to the practice facility as it bids to become the first recognised Smart City in sports.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Gaussin Group will initially undertake research to understand where to best deploy its autonomous and electric mobility solutions before rolling out its products where it best suits the needs of the club.
Jean-Claude Blanc, PSG chief operating officer, said: "[The club] aims to make sustainable development one of the pillars of our corporate strategy and to embody the aspirations of the new generation. Our collaboration with [Gaussin] will enable us to strengthen this commitment."
Christophe Gaussin, Gaussin Group chairman and chief executive, added: "The Gaussin Group has developed unique know-how in urbanisation, mobility and the environment. Our strategic alliance with Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most popular and innovative clubs in the world, will allow us to promote the relevance of our solutions to millions of people around the world."