Athlon Project Zero

The road to a more sustainable world is paved with good intentions. Yet, to make a real difference, we have to take action – together. Athlon International leads the way by rethinking mobility and co-creating more sustainable mobility options. Alexander Heijkamp, our Sustainability & CSR director, is walking – or rather: driving – the talk, during Athlon Project Zero.

Athlon Project Zero

    An inspiring road trip across Europe in a full-electric car

    Alexander’s goal for Athlon Project Zero: 12,000 kilometres, 14 Athlon offices and zero tailpipe CO₂ emissions. From 6 September until 8 October 2021 he’ll be cruising through Europe, from one Athlon office to another, with an electric Mercedes EQA, meeting a bunch of visionary people along the way. Join him on this adventure and get inspired on sustainability and CSR, electric driving and the future of mobility.

    Ready for the ride? Follow Alexander and show him some love on social media.

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    Why electric cars won't save the world, but you are

    Why electric cars won't save the world

    Final destination

    The Netherlands

    Next stop

    Road trip completed

    Total distance so far

    12.000 km

    Avoided CO₂- emissions compared to an ICE

    (ICE: Internal Combustion Engine)

    1987.9 kg

    ✈ Avoided CO₂ emissions compared to flying

    4241.4 kg

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    Visiting Athlon Almere


    Project Zero - NL

    Project Zero - NL
     
    Visiting Athlon UK


    Project Zero - UK
     
    Visiting Athlon Belgium


    Project Zero - BE

    Project Zero - BE
     
    Visiting Athlon Luxembourg
    Project Zero - LU
     
    Visiting Athlon Barcelona
    Project Zero - BCN

    Project Zero - BCN
     
    Visiting Athlon Madrid
    Project Zero - Madrid

    Project Zero - Madrid

    Project Zero - Madrid
     
    Visiting Athlon Lisbon
    Project Zero - Lisbon

    Project Zero - Lisbon

    Project Zero - Lisbon

    Project Zero - Lisbon
     
    Visiting Athlon Paris
    Project Zero - Paris

    Project Zero - Paris

    Project Zero - Paris

    Project Zero - Paris
     
    Visiting Athlon Sweden


    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden

    Project Zero - Sweden
     
    Visiting Athlon Poland


    Project Zero - Poland

    Project Zero - Poland

    Project Zero - Poland

    Project Zero - Poland

    Project Zero - Poland

    Project Zero - Poland
     
    Visiting Athlon Stuttgart


    Project Zero - Stuttgart

    Project Zero - Stuttgart Daimler HQ

    Project Zero - Stuttgart

    Project Zero - Stuttgart

    Project Zero - Stuttgart
     
    Visiting Athlon Rome


    Project Zero - Rome

    Project Zero - Rome

    Project Zero - Rome

    Project Zero - Rome

    Project Zero - Rome

    Project Zero - Rome
     
    Visiting Athlon Milan


    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan

    Project Zero - Milan
     
    Visiting Athlon Düsseldorf
    Project Zero - Dusseldorf

    Project Zero - Dusseldorf









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    The benefits of an electric car today

    "Can electric cars change the world? I think so. But those electric cars desperately need us humans. We who are willing to change our habits. We who are willing to show leadership. It's me, it's you, it's us who can save the world."

    - Alexander Heijkamp

    It's not about the range of an electric car anymore
    It's not about the range of an electric car anymore, it's about the charging speed and the charging curve of the car. Is the car empty after three hours of driving? Then your car will guide you to a charging point. You can get a cup of coffee, drink it quietly and after 20 to 30 minutes you are ready to hit the road again. Alexander experienced another big advantage. When you make a long journey and you take a break every three hours, you arrive at your destination much fitter than when you drive for a long time.
    Ev's are currently outsmarting us
    Ev's are currently outsmarting us. The car figures out where to charge and how long to charge. Even whether the charging point is available, or whether the car should navigate you to another location. No more waiting times, you always know in advance how long the trip is going to take.
    The Athlon charge app
    Whereas three years ago you needed a different charge card for each country, today the Athlon charge app makes it possible to travel throughout Europe. From Poland to Italy, you only need one card to recharge your electric car in each country.