Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – As Chevrolet continues to drive awareness towards the adoption of electric vehicles, ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors, Chevrolet’s trusted dealer partner in Saudi Arabia, signed deal with SIXT Rent A Car to onboard 25 Chevrolet Bolt EUVs to their fleet. The deal marks the first for a Chevrolet electric vehicle in the Kingdom, and reinforces General Motors’ EVerybody in strategy, which aims to deliver the broadest range of EVs in the region across the Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac brands, from accessible motors to luxury vehicles.
The deal comes in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, which supports the conversion to clean and renewable energy sources, and the encouragement given to companies to adopt policies and provide products and solutions aimed at reducing carbon emissions and using sustainable means of transportation. Echoing the Kingdom on this bold ambition, General Motors aims to launch 13 EV models in the Middle East by 2025, bringing more options to encourage drivers to shift to electric.
The final fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EUVs were handed over to SIXT during a ceremony at ALTAWKILAT headquarters in Jeddah, in the presence of Mr. Khaled Abu Shaaban, General Manager of ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors – Chevrolet & GMC, and Mr. Adie Younis, Director of Supply Chain and Corporate Projects in SIXT KSA.
Mr. Khaled Abu Shaaban, General Manager of ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors said, “We are committed to delivering sustainable and dependable transport solutions across Saudi Arabia, which is one of the most important strategic markets for General Motors in the Middle East. We are proud that this deal is the first for a Chevrolet EV model in Saudi Arabia, demonstrating our commitment to provide clean transport to our customers with no compromise on performance.”
Mr. Adie Younis, Director of Supply Chain and Corporate Projects in SIXT KSA, commented on this agreement, saying, “In line with our strategic initiatives towards serving our clients by providing means of transportation with zero carbon emissions, the Chevrolet brand and its Bolt EUV model have been chosen, being one of the prominent brands with excellent reputation and well-known reliability. It is also represented by one of the first and most prestigious automotive dealerships in Saudi Arabia.”
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is distinguished by providing a lot of space for passengers and cargo in a region defined by its love for big vehicles. Offering class-leading electric range on a full charge, the Bolt EUV needs to be recharged about as often as a petrol car needs to re-fuel, making it the ideal EV for all types of lifestyles.
ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors:
ALTAWKILAT Universal Motors is the first dealer for General Motors (GM) in Saudi Arabia with a history of more than 75 Years in business. The Company owns one of the largest Chevrolet & GMC distribution networks in the Middle East with 20 Branches serving its clients in 18 cities across Saudi Arabia.
SIXT Rent A Car:
SIXT is one of the largest car rental companies in the world with a fleet of 280,000 cars, in around 110 countries. The company’s extensive fleet of luxury, electric, economy, SUV, vans, and commercial vehicles contains exquisite car brands of the latest models to ensure that local customers and travelers in Saudi Arabia have the flexibility to choose a vehicle that best meets their s specific mobility demands.