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FCA Bank’s mobility subsidiary, Leasys, is extending its long- and short-term vehicle services in the UK, to provide easier access to electric vehicles for customers.

It also plans to launch a smartphone app providing customer information and live data from AppyParking, a subscription-based rental programme in collaboration with Drover, and the U-GO service allowing private customers to share their Leasys-funded vehicles, insured by FCA Bank.

During this year it will also add its pay-as-you-go product Leasys Miles.

UK country manager Sebastiano Fedrigo said it was important to offer new technologies as they come to market and added that electrification is a key challenge.

With hybrid and full EVs more expensive than diesel  and petrol models, Fedrigo said that Leasys is looking to help customers transition to electrification.

Leasys UK operation was launched in 2017 and how has more than 15,000 vehicles on its books. Last year it saw a 30% year-on-year increase in orders to 9,000 units

Fedrigo said that the business is aiming to have at 50% of its fleet electrified in the short to medium term across Europe.