ENGIE signs an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for new e-mobility solutions in 14 European countries. The Group will supply innovative charging solutions, both for dealers and customers, that will serve the new FCA’s hybrid and full electric models recently announced.
ENGIE will bring its expertise directly and through its subsidiaries ENGIE Eps (Electro Power Systems), a technology pioneer on energy storage solutions, and EVBox, a leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations.
Indeed, ENGIE Eps has been collaborating with FCA since 2016 on innovative solutions for the management of electric vehicles batteries and the related smart charging when the vehicle is parked and connected to the grid. The ambition is to accelerate the green mobility adoption by reducing the total cost of ownership for electric vehicles customers.
In addition, EVBox will supply FCA with charging stations for their dealers and customers, and will set up the online platform needed for FCA to manage its growing charging infrastructure in the majority of European markets.
ENGIE will thus support FCA with all its innovative technology and know-how, implementing the full installation and maintenance of the charging stations for FCA and for approximately 2,800 dealers. Final users will be offered the possibility to have their own charging point at home (wallbox), while in public spaces ENGIE and FCA will develop a dedicated app for easy localization, booking, use and payment. Furthermore, ENGIE will also provide the software and infrastructure to manage FCA’s growing charging network, allowing the automotive group to offer best-in-class services to its customers moving towards electric mobility.
The partnership will involve FCA’s activities in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO said: “This agreement, fully in line with our strategy to become the leader of the zero-carbon transition, makes ENGIE a key partner for FCA in Europe and is the beginning of a long-lasting partnership. We will support FCA’s dealers and final customers to best manage the transition to electric mobility, in order to provide a rewarding user experience. Beyond that, we will continue to work together to develop new solutions to further improve use and management of the sustainable mobility”.
ENGIE, as a leading provider of green mobility solutions, is developing a range of offers tailored to its customers' needs such as urban planning consultancy services, public transport solutions (electrification, installation of signaling systems), solutions using alternative fuels (electricity, natural gas and hydrogen) and digital platforms aiming to improve traffic flows. This partnership with FCA confirms the pioneering role of ENGIE as a leader in the zero-carbon transition, helping to create the conditions for an innovative cleaner mobility in cities and regions.