Groupe Renault signs three agreements for the promotion of electric mobility
Three new agreements focus on advancing the energy transition, developing smart islands, providing green power solutions and boosting charging infrastructure.
Groupe Renault has announced the signing of three new agreements with EDF, Total and ENEL; further illustrating their plan to develop a smart electric ecosystem that can advance the energy transition and promote a large-scale take-up of electric cars.
Groupe Renault’s cooperation agreement with the EDF group has three major priorities that are all focused on electric mobility and energy services. Firstly the two companies will develop their cross-marketing solutions revolving around EDF’s Mon Soleil & Moi self-consumption service and the smart charging of Renault vehicles.
Secondly, there will be work on the expansion of the concept of smart islands to non-interconnected French territories alongside EDF SEI. Groupe Renault intends to introduce solutions similar to those being rolled out in Porto Santo Island and Belle-Île-en-Mer in Brittany, France.
Thirdly, the pooling of expertise will be used to continue providing competitive, low-carbon power services for users of electric vehicles.
Groupe Renault has also signed an agreement with Total and Jedlix, the Group’s long-standing smart charging partner, for a ZE Smart Charge offer to be launched in the first half of 2019 in France. The Z.E. Smart Charge smartphone app optimises the management of vehicle charging to maximise use of renewable energies and benefit from low electricity prices, thus making electric mobility more affordable. The offer is associated to a 100 per cent green electricity supply provided by Total Spring.
Groupe Renault and Total also work together in the field of battery-charging infrastructure and energy supply to reduce the cost of electric-vehicle charging.
Alongside this, there will be a collaboration between Groupe Renault and Enel X to leverage synergies and develop charging solutions tailored to their individual customer bases, with a view to promoting electric mobility.
This partnership will initially cover the smart charging of vehicles through Enel X’s JuiceNet platform in the form of a pilot study in Italy prior to release in other countries.