Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance has signed an agreement with the French manufacturer Hopium for a provisional order of 10,000 vehicles, which production is scheduled to start in 2025.
Agilauto, Crédit Agricole Group’s brand specialised in financing and selling cars in France, will offer the French manufacturer Hopium’s hydrogen-powered sedan as part of programs for its private and business customers.
Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, Crédit Agricole S.A.’s consumer credit subsidiary, distributes (in France, mainly through its Sofinco brand) a wide range of loans and related services through all distribution channels.
Stéphane Priami, CEO of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, said, “We are proud to support a French manufacturer of hydrogen-powered vehicles like Hopium and thus to contribute to the transformation towards green mobility of which Crédit Agricole wants to become the leader in France and Europe.”
Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hopium, noted, “This will enable us to strengthen our commercial strategy with a projected order of 1.2 billion euros. This is part of the French and European industrial revival in the production of clean vehicles.”
Olivier Lombard, CEO of Hopium, said, “I would like to thank Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance’s teams for their trust and support with this groundbreaking order for 10,000 Hopium Māchina.”